CfA Interplanetary Shock Database - Individual Event Detail
 

Database: Wind Shock Analysis
Event ID: 20000361526
Observation time: 02/05/2000 36.64339 1526 [UT]

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General Information (About, Top)

Year 2000
Fractional day of year 36.643385
Arrival time of shock [seconds of day] 55588.5 ± 3.0
Shock type FF
Electron data availability 0
X GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 90.809
Y GSE location of spacecraft [Re] -27.762
Z GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 5.353
Upstream plasma points selected for analysis 0006
Upstream field points selected for analysis 0180
Downstream plasma points selected for analysis 0005
Downstream field points selected for analysis 0145
Minimum chisq/dof for RH8,RH9,RH10 11.08, 15.98, 17.04
Event added to database
Mon Feb 14 11:09:03 2005
Event last processed
Mon Mar 30 19:09:41 2009
Method selected
RH08
Propagation delay to Earth [minutes]
19.678 ± 0.359

Asymptotic plasma parameters (About, Top)

Parameter
Upstream
Downstream
Vx GSE [km/s] -376.3 ± 1.4 -408.3 ± 1.5
Vy GSE [km/s] -17.5 ± 0.5 -36.0 ± 1.6
Vz GSE [km/s] 14.6 ± 0.9 17.2 ± 1.8
Wi [km/s] 22.6 ± 0.4 25.1 ± 1.1
We [km/s] 714.6 ± 13.2 792.3 ± 35.2
Ni [n/cc] 5.3 ± 0.1 10.1 ± 1.2
Bx GSE [nT] -3.2 ± 0.1 -4.0 ± 0.1
By GSE [nT] 4.9 ± 0.2 7.9 ± 0.1
Bz GSE [nT] 0.4 ± 0.2 0.0 ± 0.3
Plasma Beta
0.164 ± 0.163
0.168 ± 0.167
Sound Speed [km/s]
29.17 ± 0.54
32.34 ± 1.44
Alfven Speed [km/s]
55.88 ± 0.78
61.26 ± 3.52

Best values of shock front normal for each method (About, Top)

Method Nx Ny Nz Theta [degrees] Phi [degrees]
MC -0.882 ± 0.123 -0.123 ± 0.106 0.454 ± 0.420 27.03 ± 15.61 187.93 ± 6.78
VC -0.865 ± 0.020 -0.498 ± 0.034 0.068 ± 0.068 3.92 ± 2.83 209.94 ± 2.23
MX1 -0.971 ± 0.016 -0.222 ± 0.067 0.084 ± 0.084 4.82 ± 2.91 192.87 ± 3.96
MX2 -0.972 ± 0.016 -0.225 ± 0.066 0.067 ± 0.067 3.83 ± 2.69 193.06 ± 3.91
MX3 -0.972 ± 0.016 -0.232 ± 0.065 0.034 ± 0.034 1.97 ± 2.74 193.41 ± 3.84
RH08 -0.980 ± 0.002 -0.200 ± 0.009 -0.006 ± 0.006 -0.32 ± 0.89 191.53 ± 0.53
RH09 -0.983 ± 0.010 -0.183 ± 0.053 -0.017 ± 0.017 -0.96 ± 4.04 190.53 ± 3.07
RH10 -0.983 ± 0.010 -0.183 ± 0.055 -0.017 ± 0.017 -0.96 ± 4.12 190.53 ± 3.19
Average -0.951 -0.233 0.084 4.915 193.725
Median -0.972 -0.200 0.067 3.830 192.868
Deviation 0.048 0.113 0.155 9.229 6.793

Key shock parameters (About, Top)

Method ThetaBn Shock Speed Compression
MC 65.5 ± 1.3 406.7 ± 7.4 1.93 ± 0.22
VC 86.2 ± 1.9 411.8 ± 7.9 1.93 ± 0.22
MX1 69.1 ± 1.9 443.5 ± 8.1 1.93 ± 0.22
MX2 69.4 ± 2.0 443.6 ± 8.1 1.93 ± 0.22
MX3 69.8 ± 2.0 443.3 ± 8.1 1.93 ± 0.22
RH08 68.1 ± 2.1 444.0 ± 8.1 1.93 ± 0.22
RH09 67.2 ± 2.1 444.2 ± 8.1 1.93 ± 0.22
RH10 67.2 ± 2.1 444.2 ± 8.1 1.93 ± 0.22
Average 70.3 435.2 1.93
Median 69.1 443.6 1.93
Deviation 6.6 16.1 0.00

Upstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 65.9 ± 1.0 10.9 ± 0.1 23.2 ± 0.3 62.1 ± 0.6 6.05 ± 0.14 1.06 ± 0.02
VC 76.8 ± 1.3 1.7 ± 0.0 3.7 ± 0.1 63.0 ± 0.6 44.56 ± 1.10 1.22 ± 0.03
MX1 72.9 ± 1.4 9.3 ± 0.1 19.9 ± 0.3 62.4 ± 0.6 7.83 ± 0.21 1.17 ± 0.03
MX2 73.0 ± 1.4 9.2 ± 0.1 19.7 ± 0.3 62.4 ± 0.6 7.93 ± 0.21 1.17 ± 0.03
MX3 73.0 ± 1.4 9.0 ± 0.1 19.3 ± 0.3 62.4 ± 0.6 8.10 ± 0.22 1.17 ± 0.03
RH8 71.9 ± 1.4 9.8 ± 0.1 20.8 ± 0.3 62.3 ± 0.6 7.37 ± 0.21 1.15 ± 0.03
RH9 71.4 ± 1.4 10.2 ± 0.1 21.7 ± 0.3 62.2 ± 0.6 7.03 ± 0.20 1.15 ± 0.03
RH10 71.4 ± 1.4 10.2 ± 0.1 21.7 ± 0.3 62.2 ± 0.6 7.03 ± 0.20 1.15 ± 0.03
Average 72.0 8.8 18.7 62.4 12.0 1.2
Median 72.9 9.8 20.8 62.4 7.8 1.2
Deviation 3.0 2.9 6.2 0.3 13.2 0.0

Downstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 34.2 ± 2.1 12.1 ± 0.6 25.4 ± 1.5 68.2 ± 3.7 2.84 ± 0.19 0.50 ± 0.03
VC 39.7 ± 1.7 1.9 ± 0.1 4.1 ± 0.2 69.2 ± 3.7 20.83 ± 0.76 0.57 ± 0.02
MX1 37.4 ± 1.7 10.3 ± 0.5 21.8 ± 1.3 68.5 ± 3.7 3.64 ± 0.17 0.55 ± 0.02
MX2 37.4 ± 1.7 10.2 ± 0.5 21.6 ± 1.2 68.5 ± 3.7 3.68 ± 0.17 0.55 ± 0.02
MX3 37.4 ± 1.7 10.0 ± 0.5 21.1 ± 1.2 68.6 ± 3.7 3.76 ± 0.17 0.55 ± 0.02
RH8 36.8 ± 1.6 10.8 ± 0.5 22.8 ± 1.3 68.4 ± 3.7 3.41 ± 0.15 0.54 ± 0.02
RH9 36.5 ± 1.6 11.2 ± 0.5 23.8 ± 1.4 68.4 ± 3.7 3.25 ± 0.15 0.54 ± 0.02
RH10 36.5 ± 1.6 11.2 ± 0.5 23.8 ± 1.4 68.4 ± 3.7 3.25 ± 0.15 0.54 ± 0.02
Average 37.0 9.7 20.5 68.5 5.6 0.5
Median 37.4 10.8 22.8 68.5 3.6 0.5
Deviation 1.5 3.2 6.8 0.3 6.2 0.0

Survey interval (About, Top)
Survey of solar wind interval
Selected data (About, Top)
Key plasma parameters
Survey
Velocity
V

Magnetic Field
B


Simple Methods (About, Top)
Simple methods
Rankine Chi^2 Contour (About, Top)

Chisq


Shock Speed (About, Top)
Shock Speed

Theta Bn (About, Top)
Theta Bn

Mach Numbers (About, Top)

Upstream wave speeds
Upstream Mach numbers
Downsteam wave speeds
Downstream mach numbers
Page updated Mon Apr 13 08:55:21 2009
Michael L Stevens (mstevens@cfa.harvard.edu)

   
 

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