CfA Interplanetary Shock Database - Individual Event Detail
 

Database: Wind Shock Analysis
Event ID: 20003160412
Observation time: 11/11/2000 316.17540 0412 [UT]

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General Information (About, Top)

Year 2000
Fractional day of year 316.175399
Arrival time of shock [seconds of day] 15154.5 ± 9.0
Shock type FF
Electron data availability 0
X GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 86.302
Y GSE location of spacecraft [Re] -77.003
Z GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 7.100
Upstream plasma points selected for analysis 0009
Upstream field points selected for analysis 0325
Downstream plasma points selected for analysis 0009
Downstream field points selected for analysis 0281
Minimum chisq/dof for RH8,RH9,RH10 3.93, 4.94, 5.02
Event added to database
Mon Feb 14 11:11:06 2005
Event last processed
Mon Mar 30 20:05:15 2009
Method selected
RH08
Propagation delay to Earth [minutes]
10.135 ± 0.943

Asymptotic plasma parameters (About, Top)

Parameter
Upstream
Downstream
Vx GSE [km/s] -800.4 ± 23.4 -894.9 ± 37.2
Vy GSE [km/s] -10.3 ± 21.7 37.8 ± 39.9
Vz GSE [km/s] -55.9 ± 16.1 91.5 ± 32.8
Wi [km/s] 54.7 ± 6.4 96.0 ± 13.1
We [km/s] 1729.9 ± 202.8 3034.6 ± 415.3
Ni [n/cc] 1.1 ± 0.1 2.3 ± 0.4
Bx GSE [nT] 2.4 ± 1.2 4.5 ± 2.2
By GSE [nT] -2.7 ± 1.4 -2.6 ± 3.2
Bz GSE [nT] -2.5 ± 0.8 6.3 ± 2.5
Plasma Beta
0.318 ± 0.274
0.559 ± 0.484
Sound Speed [km/s]
70.62 ± 8.28
123.89 ± 16.95
Alfven Speed [km/s]
100.25 ± 9.68
133.17 ± 13.24

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

Method Nx Ny Nz Theta [degrees] Phi [degrees]
MC -0.725 ± 0.229 0.665 ± 0.249 0.181 ± 0.179 10.41 ± 12.55 137.49 ± 19.55
VC -0.559 ± 0.178 0.304 ± 0.274 0.771 ± 0.561 50.47 ± 8.68 151.46 ± 27.44
MX1 -0.746 ± 0.521 0.635 ± 0.612 0.198 ± 0.196 11.43 ± 14.89 139.60 ± 46.90
MX2 -0.855 ± 0.095 0.469 ± 0.162 0.222 ± 0.218 12.82 ± 10.41 151.25 ± 10.78
MX3 -0.902 ± 0.082 0.365 ± 0.180 0.232 ± 0.228 13.43 ± 10.04 157.99 ± 11.37
RH08 -0.993 ± 0.002 0.096 ± 0.023 -0.061 ± 0.061 -3.52 ± 0.78 174.48 ± 1.32
RH09 -0.993 ± 0.008 0.096 ± 0.068 -0.061 ± 0.061 -3.52 ± 4.03 174.48 ± 3.95
RH10 -0.993 ± 0.008 0.096 ± 0.068 -0.061 ± 0.061 -3.52 ± 4.03 174.48 ± 3.95
Average -0.846 0.341 0.177 10.999 157.655
Median -0.855 0.365 0.198 11.432 157.989
Deviation 0.158 0.236 0.275 17.731 15.408

Key shock parameters (About, Top)

Method ThetaBn Shock Speed Compression
MC 31.4 ± 11.1 808.8 ± 94.0 2.13 ± 0.39
VC 29.3 ± 11.3 741.1 ± 95.1 2.13 ± 0.39
MX1 30.9 ± 11.3 834.6 ± 93.5 2.13 ± 0.39
MX2 33.0 ± 13.9 928.9 ± 90.4 2.13 ± 0.39
MX3 35.8 ± 14.8 964.8 ± 90.0 2.13 ± 0.39
RH08 56.7 ± 15.9 975.6 ± 85.0 2.13 ± 0.39
RH09 56.7 ± 15.9 975.6 ± 85.0 2.13 ± 0.39
RH10 56.7 ± 15.9 975.6 ± 85.0 2.13 ± 0.39
Average 41.3 900.6 2.13
Median 35.8 964.8 2.13
Deviation 12.9 92.6 0.00

Upstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 245.5 ± 10.6 54.5 ± 3.7 85.6 ± 8.3 110.3 ± 6.7 4.52 ± 0.32 2.24 ± 0.20
VC 339.8 ± 8.8 56.1 ± 3.9 87.5 ± 8.4 109.5 ± 6.8 6.09 ± 0.45 3.12 ± 0.23
MX1 254.8 ± 10.6 54.8 ± 3.8 86.0 ± 8.3 110.1 ± 6.8 4.66 ± 0.32 2.32 ± 0.21
MX2 261.9 ± 12.7 53.2 ± 3.6 84.1 ± 8.1 110.9 ± 6.7 4.93 ± 0.32 2.37 ± 0.21
MX3 259.7 ± 14.6 51.0 ± 3.3 81.4 ± 7.9 112.0 ± 6.6 5.11 ± 0.33 2.33 ± 0.21
RH8 178.0 ± 22.4 32.5 ± 1.9 55.1 ± 5.3 118.7 ± 6.3 5.47 ± 0.59 1.50 ± 0.20
RH9 178.0 ± 22.4 32.5 ± 1.9 55.1 ± 5.3 118.7 ± 6.3 5.47 ± 0.59 1.50 ± 0.20
RH10 178.0 ± 22.4 32.5 ± 1.9 55.1 ± 5.3 118.7 ± 6.3 5.47 ± 0.59 1.50 ± 0.20
Average 236.9 45.9 73.7 113.6 5.2 2.1
Median 254.8 53.2 84.1 112.0 5.5 2.3
Deviation 56.8 11.2 15.5 4.3 0.5 0.6

Downstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 118.4 ± 21.1 86.7 ± 6.2 113.7 ± 11.3 160.9 ± 7.7 1.38 ± 0.28 0.74 ± 0.15
VC 158.7 ± 36.1 89.4 ± 6.4 116.2 ± 11.5 159.4 ± 7.6 1.79 ± 0.43 1.00 ± 0.23
MX1 124.5 ± 21.8 87.3 ± 6.2 114.2 ± 11.4 160.6 ± 7.7 1.44 ± 0.28 0.78 ± 0.15
MX2 125.9 ± 26.4 84.6 ± 6.0 111.7 ± 11.1 162.0 ± 7.8 1.50 ± 0.32 0.78 ± 0.17
MX3 122.8 ± 29.9 80.9 ± 5.6 108.1 ± 10.7 163.9 ± 7.9 1.52 ± 0.37 0.75 ± 0.18
RH8 88.5 ± 32.7 51.1 ± 3.4 73.1 ± 7.3 175.5 ± 8.7 1.73 ± 0.61 0.50 ± 0.17
RH9 88.5 ± 32.7 51.1 ± 3.4 73.1 ± 7.3 175.5 ± 8.7 1.73 ± 0.61 0.50 ± 0.17
RH10 88.5 ± 32.7 51.1 ± 3.4 73.1 ± 7.3 175.5 ± 8.7 1.73 ± 0.61 0.50 ± 0.17
Average 114.5 72.8 97.9 166.7 1.6 0.7
Median 122.8 84.6 111.7 163.9 1.7 0.8
Deviation 24.8 18.1 20.7 7.4 0.2 0.2

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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