CfA Interplanetary Shock Database - Individual Event Detail
 

Database: Wind Shock Analysis
Event ID: 20020060337
Observation time: 01/06/2002 6.15089 0337 [UT]

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General Information (About, Top)

Year 2002
Fractional day of year 6.150885
Arrival time of shock [seconds of day] 13036.5 ± 6.0
Shock type SR
Electron data availability 0
X GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 48.939
Y GSE location of spacecraft [Re] -280.023
Z GSE location of spacecraft [Re] 18.750
Upstream plasma points selected for analysis 0006
Upstream field points selected for analysis 0192
Downstream plasma points selected for analysis 0010
Downstream field points selected for analysis 0302
Minimum chisq/dof for RH8,RH9,RH10 16.44, 17.68, 19.27
Event added to database
Mon Feb 14 11:17:17 2005
Event last processed
Mon Mar 30 22:28:56 2009
Method selected
RH08
Propagation delay to Earth [minutes]
-91.582 ± 14.253

Asymptotic plasma parameters (About, Top)

Parameter
Upstream
Downstream
Vx GSE [km/s] -293.6 ± 1.4 -309.2 ± 1.3
Vy GSE [km/s] -19.9 ± 4.5 -14.7 ± 1.7
Vz GSE [km/s] -15.7 ± 2.2 -21.6 ± 1.8
Wi [km/s] 25.8 ± 0.8 17.4 ± 0.5
We [km/s] 817.2 ± 25.1 550.0 ± 17.1
Ni [n/cc] 8.5 ± 0.3 4.9 ± 0.2
Bx GSE [nT] -0.4 ± 0.5 5.7 ± 0.1
By GSE [nT] -3.5 ± 0.7 -1.2 ± 0.3
Bz GSE [nT] -4.0 ± 0.8 3.4 ± 0.2
Plasma Beta
0.408 ± 0.414
0.069 ± 0.070
Sound Speed [km/s]
33.36 ± 1.02
22.45 ± 0.70
Alfven Speed [km/s]
40.55 ± 1.65
66.36 ± 1.85

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

Method Nx Ny Nz Theta [degrees] Phi [degrees]
MC -0.625 ± 0.082 0.731 ± 0.071 0.272 ± 0.265 15.80 ± 6.32 130.52 ± 6.20
VC -0.901 ± 0.084 0.274 ± 0.214 -0.336 ± 0.322 -19.61 ± 9.37 163.07 ± 13.58
MX1 -0.668 ± 0.159 0.681 ± 0.156 0.300 ± 0.290 17.43 ± 9.63 134.42 ± 13.05
MX2 -0.800 ± 0.390 0.531 ± 0.583 0.280 ± 0.273 16.28 ± 14.11 146.44 ± 41.69
MX3 -0.707 ± 0.235 0.635 ± 0.259 0.311 ± 0.301 18.14 ± 11.66 138.06 ± 20.73
RH08 -0.524 ± 0.025 -0.595 ± 0.024 0.609 ± 0.519 37.51 ± 2.00 228.64 ± 2.00
RH09 -0.514 ± 0.046 -0.604 ± 0.040 0.609 ± 0.519 37.51 ± 1.22 229.64 ± 4.29
RH10 -0.524 ± 0.056 -0.595 ± 0.050 0.609 ± 0.519 37.51 ± 1.66 228.64 ± 5.32
Average -0.658 0.132 0.332 20.072 174.927
Median -0.625 0.531 0.311 18.137 163.070
Deviation 0.141 0.620 0.312 19.013 45.805

Key shock parameters (About, Top)

Method ThetaBn Shock Speed Compression
MC 51.1 ± 7.3 149.1 ± 9.1 0.59 ± 0.02
VC 81.9 ± 7.3 240.4 ± 6.8 0.59 ± 0.02
MX1 52.3 ± 6.7 161.9 ± 8.8 0.59 ± 0.02
MX2 60.8 ± 5.7 202.7 ± 7.9 0.59 ± 0.02
MX3 54.1 ± 6.2 173.8 ± 8.5 0.59 ± 0.02
RH08 88.8 ± 9.4 155.5 ± 7.5 0.59 ± 0.02
RH09 89.1 ± 9.5 152.8 ± 7.6 0.59 ± 0.02
RH10 88.8 ± 9.4 155.5 ± 7.5 0.59 ± 0.02
Average 70.9 174.0 0.59
Median 81.9 161.9 0.59
Deviation 17.8 31.9 0.00

Upstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC -15.6 ± 3.7 17.1 ± 0.4 25.4 ± 1.0 49.7 ± 1.4 -0.91 ± 0.21 -0.31 ± 0.07
VC -23.9 ± 2.3 3.6 ± 0.1 5.7 ± 0.2 52.4 ± 1.4 -6.59 ± 0.68 -0.46 ± 0.05
MX1 -15.8 ± 3.5 16.6 ± 0.4 24.8 ± 1.0 49.8 ± 1.4 -0.96 ± 0.21 -0.32 ± 0.07
MX2 -17.1 ± 3.1 12.9 ± 0.3 19.8 ± 0.8 50.9 ± 1.4 -1.32 ± 0.23 -0.34 ± 0.06
MX3 -16.2 ± 3.4 15.8 ± 0.4 23.8 ± 1.0 50.1 ± 1.4 -1.02 ± 0.21 -0.32 ± 0.06
RH8 -0.7 ± 3.2 0.5 ± 0.0 0.8 ± 0.0 52.5 ± 1.4 -1.32 ± 6.10 -0.01 ± 0.06
RH9 -0.5 ± 3.2 0.4 ± 0.0 0.6 ± 0.0 52.5 ± 1.4 -1.14 ± 8.27 -0.01 ± 0.06
RH10 -0.7 ± 3.2 0.5 ± 0.0 0.8 ± 0.0 52.5 ± 1.4 -1.32 ± 6.10 -0.01 ± 0.06
Average -11.3 8.4 12.7 51.3 -1.8 -0.2
Median -15.6 12.9 19.8 52.4 -1.1 -0.3
Deviation 9.3 7.8 11.7 1.3 1.9 0.2

Downstream wave speeds and mach numbers (About, Top)

Method
dV
Slow
Intermediate
Fast
Slow
Mach
Fast
Mach
MC -27.5 ± 2.0 13.6 ± 0.4 41.6 ± 1.2 68.7 ± 1.8 -2.02 ± 0.17 -0.40 ± 0.04
VC -41.4 ± 1.0 3.0 ± 0.1 9.3 ± 0.3 70.0 ± 1.8 -13.82 ± 0.62 -0.59 ± 0.03
MX1 -28.0 ± 2.0 13.2 ± 0.4 40.5 ± 1.1 68.8 ± 1.8 -2.12 ± 0.17 -0.41 ± 0.04
MX2 -30.7 ± 1.9 10.5 ± 0.3 32.3 ± 0.9 69.3 ± 1.8 -2.93 ± 0.21 -0.44 ± 0.04
MX3 -28.6 ± 2.0 12.7 ± 0.4 38.9 ± 1.1 68.9 ± 1.8 -2.26 ± 0.18 -0.42 ± 0.04
RH8 -2.2 ± 1.7 0.4 ± 0.0 1.3 ± 0.0 70.1 ± 1.8 -5.09 ± 3.99 -0.03 ± 0.02
RH9 -1.7 ± 1.7 0.3 ± 0.0 1.0 ± 0.0 70.1 ± 1.8 -5.39 ± 5.33 -0.02 ± 0.02
RH10 -2.2 ± 1.7 0.4 ± 0.0 1.3 ± 0.0 70.1 ± 1.8 -5.09 ± 3.99 -0.03 ± 0.02
Average -20.3 6.8 20.8 69.5 -4.8 -0.3
Median -27.5 10.5 32.3 70.0 -2.9 -0.4
Deviation 15.7 6.2 19.1 0.6 3.9 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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