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Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Solar Plasma Faraday Cup Data
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Summary
Abstract: IMP-8 (IMP-J) was launched by NASA on October 26, 1973 to measure the
magnetic fields, plasmas, and energetic charged particles (e.g.,
cosmic rays) of the Earth's magnetotail and magnetosheath and of the
near-Earth solar wind. IMP-8 continues to operate.

The MIT Faraday cup experiment on IMP 8 measures currents from solar
wind ions, and from these measurements the velocity, density, and
temperature of the solar wind are calculated. Fine resolution, hourly
average, and daily average data can be obtained via anonymous ftp from
MIT (ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html).

IMP-8 solar plasma Faraday cup magnetic field data can be obtained
from NSSDC. Other data from this experiment at NSSDC include:
- Plasma Parameter Data from IMP-8, Faraday Cup Instrument
- 1-2 Minute Resolution Plasma Parameter Data
- 20-s CPME + EPE Particle, 15-s Magnetic Field and 1-min Plasma
Merged Data Set
- 5 Minute Field and Plasma Data from UCLA
- 5 Minute Resolution Plasma Parameter Data
- 5-Min Averaged Interplanetary Field and Plasma, Select Parameters
From 73-078A-0
- IMP-J,Solar Plasma, Faraday Cup N,V,T Full Resolution Plots on Micro
fiche
- 1-Minute Resolution Plasma Parameter Data
- Hourly Avrgd Solar Wind Plasma Parameters Published in
'Solar-Geophysical Data'
- High Resolution Data
- 5-Minute Averaged Interplanetary Magnetic Field and Plasma Data
- Solar Wind Pressure Plots on Microfiche
- Hourly Averaged Solar Plasma Data


See also:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?sc=1973-078A&ex=2&ds=*
and
ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: IMP-8 MIT Faraday cup hourly solar plasma data from NSSDC's FTPHelper


Link: GET DATA
Description: IMP-8 MIT Faraday cup 1 minute solar plasma data from NSSDC's FTPHelper


Link: GET DATA
Description: Magenetometer and solar wind IMP-8 data from UCLA


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: IMP-8 MIT Space Plasma Group and access to Faraday cup data


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Additional information from NSSDC on IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup
data


Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup (MIT) Team
Dataset Title: IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup
Dataset Release Date: 1973
Dataset Release Place: Cambridge, MA
Dataset Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Online Resource: ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-10-30


Location Keywords
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > HIGH LATITUDE MAGNETOSPHERE
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > INNER MAGNETOSPHERE
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOTAIL


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 min, hourly average, daily average


Science Keywords
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >ELECTRON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES >PARTICLE DENSITY    [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 PROPERTIES >PARTICLE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX >PROTON FLUX    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >MAGNETIC FIELDS/MAGNETIC CURRENTS    [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
IMP-8 >Interplanetary Monitoring Platform-8    [Information]


Instrument
SPFC >Solar Plasma Faraday Cup (IMP-8)    [Information]


Project
ISTP >International Solar Terrestrial Physics Program    [Information]


Keywords
magnetotail
magnetosheath
magnetic field
ISTP
solar wind
protons
electrons
plasma
Faraday Cup
IMP-J
Explorer 50


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NSSDC


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


Space Plasma Group, Center for Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology    [Information]
Data Center URL: ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: ALAN J. LAZARUS
Phone: (617) 253-4284
Fax: (617) 253-0861
Email: ajl at space.mit.edu
Contact Address:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Space Research
Space Plasma Group
77 Massachusetts Avenue
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02139
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp, www
Fees: none


Personnel
ALAN J. LAZARUS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (617) 253-4284
Fax: (617) 253-0861
Email: ajl at space.mit.edu
Contact Address:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Space Research
Space Plasma Group
77 Massachusetts Avenue
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02139
Country: USA


Publications/References
For a recent set of publications, see:
http://web.mit.edu/space/www/pls_pubs.html

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27


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