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VOYAGER 2 SATURN PLASMA DERIVED ION MOMENTS 96 SEC

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

THIS DATA SET CONTAINS ESTIMATES OF THE ION MOMENT DENSITY IN THE PLS VOLTAGE RANGE (10-5950 EV/Q) AT SATURN DURING THE VOYAGER 2 ENCOUNTER. RIGID COROTATION IS ASSUMED, WHICH LEADS TO AN UNDERESTIMATE OF THE DENSITY IN SOME REGIONS, AS DOES THE USE OF AN ACCEPTANCE AREA RELEVANT FOR A COLD BEAM FOR PLASMA WHICH IS TRANSONIC IS SOME REGIONS. DENSITIES MAY BE UNDERESTIMATED BY A FACTOR OF 2-3 IN THE INNER MAGNETOSPHERE, SO THIS DATA SET SHOULD BE USED PRIMARILY FOR STUDIES USING VARIATIONS IN PLASMA DENSITY. THE FIT DENSITIES GIVE A BETTER ESTIMATE OF THE ABSOLUTE DENSITY. THIS IS THE DATA SHOWN AND DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN LAZARUS AND MCNUTT (1983). DATA FORMAT: COLUMNS 1-5 ARE TIME (YEAR, DAY, HOUR, MIN, SEC) AND COLUMN 6 IS THE MOMENT DENSITY IN CM-3. EACH ROW HAS FORMAT (I5,I4,2I3,I4,F8.3). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DATASET AND THE INSTRUMENT WHICH PRODUCED IT CAN BE FOUND ELSEWHERE IN THIS CATALOG. AN OVERVIEW OF THE DATA IN THIS DATA SET CAN BE FOUND IN LAZARUS AND MCNUTT (1983) AND A COMPLETE INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND IN BRIDGE (1977).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Dates

Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Maintainer
Identifier urn:nasa:pds:context_pds3:data_set:data_set.vg2-s-pls-5-ion-mom-96.0sec_jpbt-q6jz
Data First Published 2021-05-21
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://pds.nasa.gov/ds-view/pds/viewDataset.jsp?dsid=VG2-S-PLS-5-ION-MOM-96.0SEC
License http://www.usa.gov/publicdomain/label/1.0/
Program Code 026:005
Related Documents https://pds.nasa.gov
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 3a162201cc928e4c78c3cb13d298f222fbee0ad346a56695840a322cc250417c
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