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X-ray observations of energetic electron precipitation from a long duration balloon (MAXIS) over Antarctica, January 2000
Entry ID: MAXIS_2000

Abstract: Data set contains X-ray observations from the MAXIS (MeV Auroral X-ray
Imaging and Spectroscopy) long duration balloon experiment.

MAXIS was launched January 12 2000 and consists of a Germanium
detector, two X-ray imagers and a BGO scintillator. The balloon
circumnavigated the Antarctic continent in 18 days covering magnetic
latitudes between 58-90 degrees south.

The objective of the experiment was to search for MeV X-ray bursts
caused by the precipitation of MeV electrons from the Earth's
radiation belts. MAXIS is also sensitive to X-ray aurora.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -73.0   S: -78.0   E: 180.0   W: 180.0
Min Altitude: 0 KM Max Altitude: 38 KM

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-12
Stop Date: 2000-01-27
Data Center
Earth and Space Sciences, Space Physics Group, University of Washington Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 510-642-3668
Email: rmillan at
Contact Address:
Space Sciences Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley
City: Berkeley
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94720
Country: USA

Data Center Personnel
Email: mccarthy at
Contact Address:
Geophysics Program
University of Washington
Box 351650
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA
Email: boblin at
Contact Address:
Space Science Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley
7 Gauss Way
City: Berkeley
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94720-7450
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08