CfA Interplanetary Shock Database - Individual Event Detail
 

Database: Wind Shock Analysis
Event ID: 20013280454
Observation time: 11/24/2001 328.20464 0454 [UT]

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General Information (About, Top)

Year 2001
Fractional day of year 328.204635
Arrival time of shock [seconds of day] 17680.5 ± 18.0
Shock type FF
Electron data availability 0
X GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 17.587
Y GSE location of spacecraft [Re] -79.479
Z GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 6.950
Upstream plasma points selected for analysis 0007
Upstream field points selected for analysis 0214
Downstream plasma points selected for analysis 0010
Downstream field points selected for analysis 0302
Minimum chisq/dof for RH8,RH9,RH10 8.78, 9.69, 10.07
Event added to database
Mon Feb 14 11:16:31 2005
Event last processed
Mon Mar 30 22:07:12 2009
Method selected
RH08
Propagation delay to Earth [minutes]
7.556 ± 5.445

Asymptotic plasma parameters (About, Top)

Parameter
Upstream
Downstream
Vx GSE [km/s] -471.0 ± 10.2 -559.6 ± 11.5
Vy GSE [km/s] 43.5 ± 14.1 7.3 ± 11.9
Vz GSE [km/s] -60.8 ± 22.5 -44.4 ± 31.1
Wi [km/s] 63.2 ± 3.2 88.9 ± 8.6
We [km/s] 1997.6 ± 100.8 2812.3 ± 273.3
Ni [n/cc] 3.7 ± 0.6 5.8 ± 0.8
Bx GSE [nT] -3.8 ± 0.6 -3.5 ± 1.7
By GSE [nT] -1.4 ± 1.2 7.6 ± 1.4
Bz GSE [nT] 3.2 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 3.4
Plasma Beta
1.075 ± 0.973
1.186 ± 1.171
Sound Speed [km/s]
81.55 ± 4.12
114.81 ± 11.16
Alfven Speed [km/s]
61.36 ± 2.73
83.74 ± 7.59

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

Method Nx Ny Nz Theta [degrees] Phi [degrees]
MC -0.828 ± 0.128 0.097 ± 0.181 0.553 ± 0.488 33.56 ± 13.15 173.33 ± 12.47
VC -0.912 ± 0.090 -0.375 ± 0.181 0.163 ± 0.162 9.40 ± 19.74 202.35 ± 11.26
MX1 -0.966 ± 0.227 0.006 ± 0.599 0.258 ± 0.252 14.94 ± 50.54 179.64 ± 35.52
MX2 -0.979 ± 0.039 0.095 ± 0.223 0.182 ± 0.180 10.49 ± 10.46 174.48 ± 13.04
MX3 -0.993 ± 0.028 0.097 ± 0.240 0.067 ± 0.067 3.84 ± 13.83 174.41 ± 13.83
RH08 -0.888 ± 0.007 0.333 ± 0.011 -0.318 ± 0.307 -18.57 ± 1.12 159.44 ± 0.73
RH09 -0.871 ± 0.032 0.344 ± 0.055 -0.352 ± 0.337 -20.61 ± 4.10 158.44 ± 3.59
RH10 -0.871 ± 0.033 0.344 ± 0.061 -0.352 ± 0.337 -20.61 ± 4.08 158.44 ± 3.99
Average -0.913 0.118 0.025 1.555 172.565
Median -0.888 0.097 0.163 9.397 174.405
Deviation 0.060 0.241 0.334 19.774 14.717

Key shock parameters (About, Top)

Method ThetaBn Shock Speed Compression
MC 24.8 ± 12.7 569.9 ± 442.0 1.67 ± 0.33
VC 31.3 ± 10.2 658.7 ± 378.6 1.67 ± 0.33
MX1 31.9 ± 11.3 675.4 ± 398.5 1.67 ± 0.33
MX2 38.0 ± 11.4 680.2 ± 372.7 1.67 ± 0.33
MX3 43.3 ± 11.1 688.1 ± 341.9 1.67 ± 0.33
RH08 69.3 ± 11.0 617.8 ± 184.8 1.67 ± 0.33
RH09 71.5 ± 11.0 604.4 ± 171.3 1.67 ± 0.33
RH10 71.5 ± 11.0 604.4 ± 171.3 1.67 ± 0.33
Average 47.7 637.4 1.67
Median 43.3 658.7 1.67
Deviation 19.8 43.8 0.00

Upstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 209.5 ± 14.7 51.4 ± 1.4 55.7 ± 2.5 88.2 ± 2.9 4.08 ± 0.34 2.37 ± 0.16
VC 255.2 ± 5.9 47.1 ± 1.2 52.4 ± 2.3 90.6 ± 2.7 5.42 ± 0.22 2.82 ± 0.06
MX1 235.7 ± 10.5 46.7 ± 1.1 52.1 ± 2.3 90.8 ± 2.7 5.05 ± 0.29 2.60 ± 0.11
MX2 226.1 ± 11.1 42.4 ± 0.9 48.3 ± 2.2 92.9 ± 2.5 5.34 ± 0.31 2.43 ± 0.12
MX3 220.2 ± 11.0 38.4 ± 0.8 44.6 ± 2.0 94.6 ± 2.4 5.74 ± 0.33 2.33 ± 0.11
RH8 165.9 ± 14.3 17.5 ± 0.3 21.7 ± 1.0 100.6 ± 2.2 9.46 ± 0.83 1.65 ± 0.14
RH9 158.0 ± 14.6 15.7 ± 0.3 19.5 ± 0.9 100.9 ± 2.2 10.05 ± 0.94 1.57 ± 0.15
RH10 158.0 ± 14.6 15.7 ± 0.3 19.5 ± 0.9 100.9 ± 2.2 10.05 ± 0.94 1.57 ± 0.15
Average 203.6 34.4 39.2 95.0 6.9 2.2
Median 220.2 42.4 48.3 94.6 5.7 2.4
Deviation 37.9 15.4 16.1 5.2 2.5 0.5

Downstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC 130.6 ± 18.3 70.1 ± 4.1 76.0 ± 6.9 124.0 ± 8.4 1.87 ± 0.25 1.06 ± 0.16
VC 158.1 ± 10.2 64.3 ± 3.5 71.6 ± 6.5 127.1 ± 8.0 2.46 ± 0.14 1.25 ± 0.12
MX1 146.1 ± 12.2 63.8 ± 3.4 71.1 ± 6.4 127.4 ± 8.0 2.29 ± 0.16 1.15 ± 0.12
MX2 139.9 ± 11.8 57.9 ± 2.9 66.0 ± 6.0 130.2 ± 7.7 2.42 ± 0.16 1.08 ± 0.11
MX3 134.7 ± 11.3 52.5 ± 2.6 60.9 ± 5.5 132.5 ± 7.6 2.56 ± 0.16 1.02 ± 0.11
RH8 104.5 ± 15.0 24.0 ± 1.1 29.6 ± 2.7 140.5 ± 7.2 4.34 ± 0.56 0.75 ± 0.12
RH9 99.2 ± 15.6 21.6 ± 0.9 26.6 ± 2.4 140.9 ± 7.2 4.59 ± 0.65 0.71 ± 0.12
RH10 99.2 ± 15.6 21.6 ± 0.9 26.6 ± 2.4 140.9 ± 7.2 4.59 ± 0.65 0.71 ± 0.12
Average 126.5 47.0 53.5 132.9 3.1 1.0
Median 134.7 57.9 66.0 132.5 2.6 1.1
Deviation 22.8 21.0 21.9 6.9 1.2 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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