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IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup (MIT) Team
Publication_Date: 1973
Title: IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Cambridge, MA
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Online_Linkage: ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html
Description:
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
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: For a recent set of publications, see: http://web.mit.edu/space/www/pls_pubs.html
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19731030
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
East_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
North_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
South_Bounding_Coordinate: Not Available
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
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 > ELECTRON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX > PROTON FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > MAGNETIC FIELDS/MAGNETIC CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > PLASMA WAVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS > SOLAR WIND
Theme_Keyword: IMP-8 > INTERPLANETARY MONITORING PLATFORM-8
Theme_Keyword: SPFC > SOLAR PLASMA FARADAY CUP (IMP-8)
Theme_Keyword: ISTP > INTERNATIONAL SOLAR TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Magnetotail
Theme_Keyword: Magnetosheath
Theme_Keyword: Magnetic Field
Theme_Keyword: Istp
Theme_Keyword: Solar Wind
Theme_Keyword: Protons
Theme_Keyword: Electrons
Theme_Keyword: Plasma
Theme_Keyword: Faraday Cup
Theme_Keyword: Imp-j
Theme_Keyword: Explorer 50
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > HIGH LATITUDE MAGNETOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > INNER MAGNETOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOSPHERE (OTHER)
Place_Keyword: SPACE > EARTH MAGNETIC FIELD > MAGNETOTAIL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Min, Hourly Average, Daily Average
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ALAN J. LAZARUS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Address: Center for Space Research
Address: Space Plasma Group
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue
City: Cambridge
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02139
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (617) 253-4284
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (617) 253-0861
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ajl@space.mit.edu
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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: MIT/CSR/SPG > Space Plasma Group, Center for Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact_Person: ALAN J. LAZARUS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Address: Center for Space Research
Address: Space Plasma Group
Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue
City: Cambridge
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02139
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (617) 253-4284
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (617) 253-0861
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ajl@space.mit.edu
Resource_Description: IMP8_MIT
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
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:
ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftphelper/imp_mit.html
Access_Instructions:
IMP-8 MIT Faraday cup hourly solar plasma data from NSSDC's FTPHelper
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftphelper/imp_mit_min.h...
Access_Instructions:
IMP-8 MIT Faraday cup 1 minute solar plasma data from NSSDC's FTPHelper
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www-ssc.igpp.ucla.edu/forms/imp8_form.html
Access_Instructions:
Magenetometer and solar wind IMP-8 data from UCLA
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html
Access_Instructions:
IMP-8 MIT Space Plasma Group and access to Faraday cup data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?...
Access_Instructions:
Additional information from NSSDC on IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup data
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050124
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050729
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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