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Database: Wind Shock Analysis
Event ID: 20003051709
Observation time: 10/31/2000 305.71526 1709 [UT]

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General Information (About, Top)

Year 2000
Fractional day of year 305.715260
Arrival time of shock [seconds of day] 61798.5 ± 3.0
Shock type FF
Electron data availability 0
X GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 56.236
Y GSE location of spacecraft [Re] -161.479
Z GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 5.990
Upstream plasma points selected for analysis 0008
Upstream field points selected for analysis 0233
Downstream plasma points selected for analysis 0010
Downstream field points selected for analysis 0297
Minimum chisq/dof for RH8,RH9,RH10 4.53, 5.41, 5.52
Event added to database
Mon Feb 14 11:10:50 2005
Event last processed
Mon Mar 30 19:56:20 2009
Method selected
RH08
Propagation delay to Earth [minutes]
10.545 ± 0.947

Asymptotic plasma parameters (About, Top)

Parameter
Upstream
Downstream
Vx GSE [km/s] -355.3 ± 2.9 -420.1 ± 17.2
Vy GSE [km/s] -5.2 ± 2.7 -21.8 ± 15.6
Vz GSE [km/s] -10.4 ± 7.4 32.9 ± 29.0
Wi [km/s] 28.8 ± 0.9 48.3 ± 6.7
We [km/s] 910.3 ± 27.4 1527.4 ± 212.3
Ni [n/cc] 5.4 ± 0.4 13.6 ± 2.6
Bx GSE [nT] -2.2 ± 0.3 -8.1 ± 1.9
By GSE [nT] 6.3 ± 0.5 9.4 ± 2.4
Bz GSE [nT] 3.2 ± 0.8 0.4 ± 6.9
Plasma Beta
0.170 ± 0.173
0.366 ± 0.304
Sound Speed [km/s]
37.16 ± 1.12
62.36 ± 8.67
Alfven Speed [km/s]
70.07 ± 3.71
85.23 ± 12.24

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

Method Nx Ny Nz Theta [degrees] Phi [degrees]
MC -0.974 ± 0.258 0.225 ± 1.116 0.037 ± 0.037 2.15 ± 30.48 167.02 ± 65.66
VC -0.829 ± 0.176 -0.206 ± 0.222 0.520 ± 0.467 31.33 ± 19.00 193.95 ± 15.07
MX1 -0.787 ± 0.506 -0.595 ± 0.668 0.161 ± 0.160 9.29 ± 16.56 217.07 ± 48.59
MX2 -0.839 ± 0.237 -0.361 ± 0.411 0.408 ± 0.383 24.06 ± 24.54 203.30 ± 27.66
MX3 -0.834 ± 0.242 -0.340 ± 0.404 0.435 ± 0.405 25.79 ± 25.61 202.19 ± 27.30
RH08 -0.988 ± 0.003 -0.043 ± 0.019 0.151 ± 0.150 8.68 ± 1.15 182.51 ± 1.08
RH09 -0.990 ± 0.010 -0.026 ± 0.070 0.140 ± 0.139 8.03 ± 4.01 181.50 ± 4.07
RH10 -0.990 ± 0.010 -0.026 ± 0.070 0.140 ± 0.139 8.03 ± 4.01 181.50 ± 4.07
Average -0.904 -0.172 0.249 14.669 191.131
Median -0.839 -0.043 0.161 9.294 193.952
Deviation 0.089 0.256 0.177 10.686 16.003

Key shock parameters (About, Top)

Method ThetaBn Shock Speed Compression
MC 60.2 ± 2.3 451.1 ± 25.0 2.60 ± 0.56
VC 72.6 ± 3.0 422.8 ± 25.9 2.60 ± 0.56
MX1 78.6 ± 2.3 397.5 ± 28.8 2.60 ± 0.56
MX2 83.0 ± 2.8 428.5 ± 26.3 2.60 ± 0.56
MX3 81.4 ± 2.9 426.1 ± 26.3 2.60 ± 0.56
RH08 71.1 ± 1.5 475.3 ± 24.9 2.60 ± 0.56
RH09 70.5 ± 1.5 474.8 ± 24.9 2.60 ± 0.56
RH10 70.5 ± 1.5 474.8 ± 24.9 2.60 ± 0.56
Average 73.5 443.9 2.60
Median 72.6 451.1 2.60
Deviation 7.4 29.5 0.00

Upstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 106.7 ± 3.1 16.7 ± 0.4 34.9 ± 1.8 77.6 ± 3.2 6.40 ± 0.18 1.38 ± 0.06
VC 132.6 ± 4.3 9.9 ± 0.2 20.9 ± 1.1 78.7 ± 3.2 13.45 ± 0.34 1.69 ± 0.05
MX1 116.4 ± 2.5 6.5 ± 0.2 13.8 ± 0.7 79.1 ± 3.2 17.90 ± 0.26 1.47 ± 0.06
MX2 133.0 ± 3.6 4.0 ± 0.1 8.5 ± 0.5 79.2 ± 3.2 33.33 ± 0.66 1.68 ± 0.05
MX3 132.7 ± 3.8 4.9 ± 0.1 10.5 ± 0.6 79.2 ± 3.2 26.98 ± 0.57 1.68 ± 0.05
RH8 125.7 ± 2.9 10.7 ± 0.3 22.7 ± 1.2 78.6 ± 3.2 11.73 ± 0.23 1.60 ± 0.06
RH9 124.4 ± 2.9 11.1 ± 0.3 23.4 ± 1.2 78.6 ± 3.2 11.24 ± 0.22 1.59 ± 0.06
RH10 124.4 ± 2.9 11.1 ± 0.3 23.4 ± 1.2 78.6 ± 3.2 11.24 ± 0.22 1.59 ± 0.06
Average 124.5 9.4 19.8 78.7 16.5 1.6
Median 125.7 10.7 22.7 78.7 13.5 1.6
Deviation 9.2 4.1 8.6 0.5 9.1 0.1

Downstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 45.7 ± 17.2 25.3 ± 2.1 42.4 ± 6.1 103.2 ± 7.7 1.80 ± 0.65 0.44 ± 0.16
VC 52.9 ± 20.4 14.9 ± 1.2 25.4 ± 3.7 105.3 ± 7.7 3.61 ± 1.52 0.50 ± 0.19
MX1 48.5 ± 16.8 9.8 ± 0.8 16.8 ± 2.4 105.9 ± 7.7 5.01 ± 1.93 0.46 ± 0.17
MX2 54.9 ± 18.9 6.0 ± 0.5 10.4 ± 1.5 106.1 ± 7.7 9.27 ± 3.55 0.52 ± 0.18
MX3 54.1 ± 19.2 7.4 ± 0.6 12.8 ± 1.8 106.1 ± 7.7 7.41 ± 2.92 0.51 ± 0.18
RH8 54.4 ± 17.4 16.2 ± 1.3 27.6 ± 4.0 105.1 ± 7.7 3.38 ± 1.08 0.52 ± 0.16
RH9 53.7 ± 17.3 16.7 ± 1.3 28.5 ± 4.1 105.0 ± 7.7 3.22 ± 1.04 0.51 ± 0.16
RH10 53.7 ± 17.3 16.7 ± 1.3 28.5 ± 4.1 105.0 ± 7.7 3.22 ± 1.04 0.51 ± 0.16
Average 52.2 14.1 24.0 105.2 4.6 0.5
Median 53.7 16.2 27.6 105.3 3.6 0.5
Deviation 3.3 6.2 10.4 0.9 2.5 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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