Energetic Particles: Acceleration, Composition and Transport

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: von Rosenvinge, T.T. and EPACT Team
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: Energetic Particles: Acceleration, Composition and Transport
Edition:
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Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, MD
Publisher: NASA/GSFC
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://epact2.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Description:
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 Energetic Particles: Acceleration, Composition and Transport (EPACT) investigation is designed to make comprehensive observations of solar, interplanetary, and galactic particles over wide ranges of charge, mass, and intensity using a combination of 8 different particle telescopes. Energetic particles are electrons or ions of all the chemical elements that have been accelerated to speeds of one tenth of the speed of light or more. These particles are accelerated in solar flares and at shock waves driven out from the Sun by fast coronal mass ejections (CMEs). They are accelerated in planetary magnetospheres and bow shocks and at the heliospheric termination shock where the solar wind runs into interstellar material (these latter particles are called anomalous cosmic rays (ACRs). The galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) are accelerated by shock waves from distant supernovae. EPACT data is available 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/ )
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: See: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/wind.shtml
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19941101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ALPHA PARTICLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ELECTRON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > ION FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > PROTON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR FLARES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > ION CHEMISTRY/IONIZATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > SOLAR WIND
Theme_Keyword: WIND
Theme_Keyword: EPACT > ENERGETIC PARTICLES: ACCELERATION, COMPOSITION AND TRANSPORT (WIND)
Theme_Keyword: ISTP > INTERNATIONAL SOLAR TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Proton Flux
Theme_Keyword: Electron Flux
Theme_Keyword: Solar Wind
Theme_Keyword: Particle Acceleration
Theme_Keyword: Bow Shock
Theme_Keyword: Heliospheric
Theme_Keyword: Helium
Theme_Keyword: He
Theme_Keyword: Hydrogen
Theme_Keyword: Iron
Theme_Keyword: Fe
Theme_Keyword: Cno
Theme_Keyword: Cmes
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOTAIL
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > BOW SHOCK
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYCHO T. VON ROSENVINGE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailcode 661.0
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tycho.t.vonrosenvinge@nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SSDOO/NSSDC > National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: NSSDC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Space Science Data Center
Address: NSSDC/Code 633.4
Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nssdc-request@lists.nasa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/HSD/GPL/PWG > 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
Contact_Person: BARBARA GILES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Headquarters
Address: 300 E ST SW
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: barbara.giles@nasa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ASD/APL > Astroparticle Physics Laboratory Astrophysics Science Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: TYCHO T. VON ROSENVINGE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailcode 661.0
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tycho.t.vonrosenvinge@nasa.gov
Resource_Description: WIND_EPACT
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: CDF, ascii, images
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/astroparticles/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?...
Access_Instructions:
Access to EPACT WIND data from NSSDC
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/cdaweb/
Access_Instructions:
WIND Data on NSSDCs CDAWeb
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/compressed/wi/epa/...
Access_Instructions:
FTP access to commpressed EPACT WIND data at PWG
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://pwgdata.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/uncompressed/wi/ep...
Access_Instructions:
FTP access to uncompressed EPACT WIND data at PWG
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/wind.shtml
Access_Instructions:
WIND Project Home Page
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/wind/
Access_Instructions:
WIND Project Home Page at ISTP
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://epact2.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Additional information on EPACT from LHEA
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050328
Metadata_Review_Date: 20111215
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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