Geotail Data Archive at NASA/GSFC
Entry ID: NASA_GEOTAIL

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Summary
Abstract: The GEOTAIL mission is a collaborative project undertaken by the Institute of
Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA). Its primary objective is to study the dynamics of the
Earth's magnetotail over a wide range of distance, extending from the
near-Earth region (8 Earth radii (Re) from the Earth) to the distant tail
(about 200 Re). The GEOTAIL spacecraft was designed and built by ISAS and was
launched on July 24, 1992.

The Geotail mission measures global energy flow and transformation in the
magnetotail to increase understanding of fundamental magnetospheric processes.
This will include the physics of the magnetopause, the plasma sheet, and
reconnection and neutral line formation (i.e., the mechanisms of input,
transport, storage, release and conversion of energy in the magnetotail).

See:
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/geotail/geotail_key_parameters.html
for a list of key parameters measured by the Geotail instruments.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to Geotail compressed and uncompressed data sets from all instruments.


Link: GET DATA
Description: Geotail data available from the Coordinated Data Analysis Web (CDAWeb) at the
NASA Space Physics Data Facility


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Geotail Home Page


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: International Solar-Terrestrial Physics project


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Access to Geotail links and documentation


Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Geotail Team
Dataset Title: Geotail Data Archive
Dataset Release Date: 1992
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GSFC
Online Resource: http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-07-24


Location Keywords
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOTAIL


Science Keywords
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ALPHA PARTICLE FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ELECTRON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ION FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE COMPOSITION    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE SPEED    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >PROTON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR FLARES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >ELECTRICAL FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >ELECTRIC FIELDS/ELECTRIC CURRENTS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >MAGNETIC FIELDS/MAGNETIC CURRENTS    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >ION CHEMISTRY/IONIZATION    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >PLASMA WAVES    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >SOLAR WIND    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
GEOTAIL    [Information]


Instrument
PWI >Plasma Waves Investigation (Geotail)    [Information]
MFE >Magnetic Field Experiment (Geotail)    [Information]
LEP >Low Energy Particles (Geotail)    [Information]
HEP >High Energy Particles (Geotail)    [Information]
EPIC >Energetic Particle and Ion Composition (Geotail)    [Information]
EFD >Electric Fields Detector (Geotail)    [Information]
CPI-G >Comprehensive Plasma Investigation-Geotail    [Information]


Project
ITSP >International Terrestrial Solar Physics Project    [Information]
PWG >Polar, Wind, Geotail Project    [Information]


Keywords
magetotail
magnetopause
plasma sheet
ion differential intensity
electron integral intensity
electron anisotropy
proton anisotropy
H+
Helium
Oxygen
magnetic field
solar wind


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NASA/GSFC


Data Center
National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSSDC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Email: nssdc-request at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
National Space Science Data Center
NSSDC/Code 633.4
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Polar, Wind, Geotail Project, Geospace Physics Lab, Laboratory for Solar and Space Physics, Heliophysics Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BARBARA GILES
Email: barbara.giles at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Headquarters
300 E ST SW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Space Physics Data Facility, Heliospheric Physics Lab, Heliospheric Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://spdf.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT MCGUIRE
Phone: 301-286-7794
Email: robert.e.mcguire at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 672.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp
Fees: none


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-07-29

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