CfA Interplanetary Shock Database - Individual Event Detail
 

Database: Wind Shock Analysis
Event ID: 20003311143
Observation time: 11/26/2000 331.48852 1143 [UT]

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General Information (About, Top)

Year 2000
Fractional day of year 331.488524
Arrival time of shock [seconds of day] 42208.5 ± 6.0
Shock type FF
Electron data availability 0
X GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 75.834
Y GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 97.451
Z GSE location of spacecraft [Re] -0.910
Upstream plasma points selected for analysis 0008
Upstream field points selected for analysis 0244
Downstream plasma points selected for analysis 0008
Downstream field points selected for analysis 0280
Minimum chisq/dof for RH8,RH9,RH10 13.75, 17.64, 19.08
Event added to database
Mon Feb 14 11:11:13 2005
Event last processed
Mon Mar 30 20:08:36 2009
Method selected
RH08
Propagation delay to Earth [minutes]
24.328 ± 1.330

Asymptotic plasma parameters (About, Top)

Parameter
Upstream
Downstream
Vx GSE [km/s] -475.1 ± 7.8 -576.6 ± 17.0
Vy GSE [km/s] 27.4 ± 3.9 -26.8 ± 11.0
Vz GSE [km/s] -15.9 ± 6.9 -69.5 ± 29.8
Wi [km/s] 60.7 ± 3.2 119.8 ± 15.2
We [km/s] 1920.1 ± 101.2 3787.6 ± 479.4
Ni [n/cc] 7.6 ± 1.0 18.6 ± 1.8
Bx GSE [nT] -0.2 ± 0.8 6.8 ± 2.9
By GSE [nT] 6.5 ± 0.5 -3.2 ± 4.5
Bz GSE [nT] 6.5 ± 0.8 12.5 ± 1.1
Plasma Beta
0.683 ± 0.704
2.546 ± 2.441
Sound Speed [km/s]
78.39 ± 4.13
154.63 ± 19.57
Alfven Speed [km/s]
73.78 ± 3.51
78.00 ± 10.22

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

Method Nx Ny Nz Theta [degrees] Phi [degrees]
MC -0.222 ± 0.412 -0.620 ± 0.289 -0.752 ± 0.561 -48.81 ± 20.24 250.29 ± 37.12
VC -0.804 ± 0.084 -0.436 ± 0.097 -0.404 ± 0.380 -23.80 ± 11.01 208.47 ± 6.42
MX1 -0.550 ± 0.307 -0.669 ± 0.274 -0.499 ± 0.453 -29.96 ± 21.54 230.56 ± 24.21
MX2 -0.776 ± 0.130 -0.607 ± 0.164 -0.172 ± 0.171 -9.93 ± 10.72 218.01 ± 12.02
MX3 -0.699 ± 0.153 -0.645 ± 0.164 -0.309 ± 0.299 -18.01 ± 11.06 222.68 ± 13.02
RH08 -0.723 ± 0.016 -0.689 ± 0.017 0.061 ± 0.061 3.52 ± 0.79 223.62 ± 1.36
RH09 -0.724 ± 0.047 -0.690 ± 0.049 0.028 ± 0.028 1.60 ± 4.06 223.62 ± 3.91
RH10 -0.759 ± 0.044 -0.650 ± 0.052 0.039 ± 0.039 2.24 ± 4.06 220.61 ± 3.91
Average -0.657 -0.626 -0.251 -15.392 224.733
Median -0.723 -0.645 -0.172 -9.928 223.621
Deviation 0.192 0.082 0.294 18.491 12.074

Key shock parameters (About, Top)

Method ThetaBn Shock Speed Compression
MC 16.0 ± 5.3 263.6 ± 47.2 2.48 ± 0.33
VC 55.2 ± 5.0 582.3 ± 42.1 2.48 ± 0.33
MX1 36.0 ± 4.7 449.2 ± 43.0 2.48 ± 0.33
MX2 58.0 ± 4.7 560.1 ± 35.6 2.48 ± 0.33
MX3 49.1 ± 4.7 524.4 ± 38.7 2.48 ± 0.33
RH08 64.9 ± 4.6 509.7 ± 29.1 2.48 ± 0.33
RH09 63.4 ± 4.6 512.9 ± 29.8 2.48 ± 0.33
RH10 65.7 ± 4.6 532.8 ± 30.0 2.48 ± 0.33
Average 51.0 491.9 2.48
Median 58.0 524.4 2.48
Deviation 17.2 100.2 0.00

Upstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 163.1 ± 5.3 64.2 ± 2.2 70.9 ± 3.4 86.5 ± 3.1 2.54 ± 0.14 1.89 ± 0.12
VC 205.7 ± 7.4 32.1 ± 1.1 42.1 ± 2.0 102.8 ± 3.6 6.42 ± 0.36 2.00 ± 0.12
MX1 198.0 ± 5.9 48.6 ± 1.7 59.7 ± 2.8 96.1 ± 3.4 4.08 ± 0.22 2.06 ± 0.12
MX2 205.3 ± 6.4 29.5 ± 1.0 39.0 ± 1.9 103.6 ± 3.7 6.96 ± 0.37 1.98 ± 0.11
MX3 205.0 ± 6.2 37.4 ± 1.3 48.3 ± 2.3 101.0 ± 3.6 5.49 ± 0.29 2.03 ± 0.11
RH8 186.2 ± 5.7 23.3 ± 0.8 31.3 ± 1.5 105.2 ± 3.7 8.00 ± 0.41 1.77 ± 0.09
RH9 188.4 ± 5.7 24.7 ± 0.9 33.1 ± 1.6 104.8 ± 3.7 7.64 ± 0.39 1.80 ± 0.10
RH10 190.9 ± 5.9 22.6 ± 0.8 30.4 ± 1.4 105.3 ± 3.7 8.46 ± 0.44 1.82 ± 0.10
Average 192.8 35.3 44.3 100.7 6.2 1.9
Median 198.0 32.1 42.1 103.6 7.0 2.0
Deviation 14.4 14.5 14.5 6.5 2.1 0.1

Downstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 66.7 ± 28.4 73.9 ± 9.4 75.0 ± 9.8 156.7 ± 19.2 0.91 ± 0.44 0.45 ± 0.23
VC 78.8 ± 23.5 40.6 ± 4.7 44.5 ± 5.8 168.7 ± 18.0 1.94 ± 0.60 0.48 ± 0.17
MX1 79.2 ± 24.6 59.7 ± 7.2 63.1 ± 8.3 162.8 ± 18.4 1.33 ± 0.46 0.50 ± 0.20
MX2 84.4 ± 18.7 37.5 ± 4.3 41.3 ± 5.4 169.5 ± 17.9 2.26 ± 0.50 0.51 ± 0.14
MX3 82.5 ± 21.1 47.1 ± 5.5 51.0 ± 6.7 167.0 ± 18.0 1.76 ± 0.48 0.51 ± 0.16
RH8 78.9 ± 14.0 29.8 ± 3.4 33.1 ± 4.3 171.0 ± 17.9 2.66 ± 0.45 0.47 ± 0.10
RH9 79.1 ± 14.6 31.5 ± 3.6 35.0 ± 4.6 170.7 ± 17.9 2.52 ± 0.44 0.47 ± 0.11
RH10 80.8 ± 14.7 28.9 ± 3.3 32.1 ± 4.2 171.2 ± 17.9 2.81 ± 0.48 0.48 ± 0.11
Average 78.8 43.6 46.9 167.2 2.0 0.5
Median 79.2 40.6 44.5 169.5 2.3 0.5
Deviation 5.3 16.0 15.4 5.1 0.7 0.0

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