The SWICS/MASS/STICS (SMS) Instrument Package on WIND
Entry ID: WIND_SMS

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Summary
Abstract: The main purpose of the Wind spacecraft is to measure the incoming
solar wind, magnetic fields and particles, although early on it will
also observe the Earth's foreshock region. Wind, together with
Geotail, Polar, SOHO, and Cluster projects, constitute a cooperative
scientific satellite project designated the International Solar
Terrestrial Physics (ISTP) program which aims at gaining improved
understanding of the physics of solar terrestrial relations.

The SWICS/MASS/STICS (SMS) instrument package consists of measurements
from the Solar Wind Ion Composition Spectrometer (SWICS), the High
MASS Resolution Spectrometer (MASS) and the SupraThermal Ion
Composition Spectrometer (STICS) to study the following issues:
- solar abundances
- solar wind acceleration
- physical processes in the solar atmosphere
- physical properties of the lower corona
- solar wind kinetic properties
- production of suprathermal ions
- interplanetary acceleration mechanisms
- pick-up and acceleration processes of interstellar and lunar neutrals

SWICS data consists of:
- alpha velocity
- C/O abundance
- C and O ionization temperature

STICS data consists of:
- alpha velocity
- rates (counts/spin)
- proton and alpha matrix rates (counts/spin)
- He+ and O+ matrix rates (counts/spin)

SMS data are available from UMD
http://space.umd.edu/wind/Data.html

and from the Polar-Wind-Geotail (PWG) Data Archive
(ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/00readme.html) and at the NSSDC
CDAWeb (http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/cdaweb/)

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to SMS WIND data from NSSDC (SWICS only)


Link: GET DATA
Description: WIND Data on NSSDCs CDAWeb


Link: GET DATA
Description: FTP access to commpressed SMS WIND data at PWG


Link: GET DATA
Description: FTP access to uncompressed SMS WIND data at PWG


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to SMS data from UMD (SWICS and STICS)


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: WIND Project Home Page


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: WIND Project Home Page at ISTP


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Additional information on SMS from UMD


Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gloeckler, G. and SMS Team
Dataset Title: SWICS/MASS/STICS (SMS) Instrument Package
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: College Park, MD
Dataset Publisher: University of Maryland
Online Resource: http://space.umd.edu/wind/sms.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-11-01


Location Keywords
SPACE > SOLAR REGION > CORONA
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > HIGH LATITUDE MAGNETOSPHERE
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > INNER MAGNETOSPHERE
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOTAIL
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > BOW SHOCK
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOPAUSE


Science Keywords
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ALPHA PARTICLE FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ION FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE DENSITY    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE SPEED    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >PROTON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >CORONA    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >HEAVY NUCLEI FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >ION CHEMISTRY/IONIZATION    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >SOLAR WIND    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
WIND    [Information]


Instrument
SWICS >Solar Wind Ion Composition Spectrometer    [Information]
SMS >SWICS/MASS/STICS Instrument    [Information]
MASS >High MASS Resolution Spectrometer    [Information]
STICS >SupraThermal Ion Composition Spectrometer    [Information]


Project
ISTP >International Solar Terrestrial Physics Program    [Information]


Keywords
isotopic compositon
solar wind ions
bow shock
elemental composition
suprathermal ions
He+
O+


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
UMD


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


WIND, Space Physics Group, Physics Department, University of Maryland    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://space.umd.edu/wind/sms.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: GEORGE GLOECKLER
Phone: 301-405-6207
Contact Address:
Space Physics Group
University of Maryland
Department of Physics
City: Collge Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp, www
Distribution_Format: CDF, ascii, images
Fees: none


Personnel
GEORGE GLOECKLER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-405-6207
Contact Address:
Space Physics Group
University of Maryland
Department of Physics
City: Collge Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA


Publications/References

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-08-01

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