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CH-ME-2-PLPT - CHAMP Electron Density and Temperature Time Series in Low Time Resolution (Level 2)

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Rother, Martin; Michaelis, Ingo (2019): CH-ME-2-PLPT - CHAMP Electron Density and Temperature Time Series in Low Time Resolution (Level 2). GFZ Data Services. http://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.2.3.2019.007

Status

I   N       R   E   V   I   E   W : Rother, Martin; Michaelis, Ingo (2019): CH-ME-2-PLPT - CHAMP Electron Density and Temperature Time Series in Low Time Resolution (Level 2). GFZ Data Services. http://doi.org/10.5880/GFZ.2.3.2019.007

Abstract

Electron density and electron temperature time series from 'LEO' satellite 'CHAMP' for the CHAMP mission period at satellite position in low time resolution of 15 second and given in daily files. This are processed readings from the Planar Langmuir probe, which, in normal flight mode, was exposed in flight direction at the front of the `CHAMP' satellite body. The files are formatted as simple 'ASCII'-listings with white-space delimited columns.

The full product and format descriptions are provided in the associated Scientific Technical Report - Data (GFZ Section 2.3, 2019. http://doi.org/10.2312/GFZ.b103-19104).

Additional Information

CHAMP (CHAllenging Minisatellite Payload) was a German small satellite mission for geoscientific and atmospheric research and applications, managed by GFZ . With its highly precise, multifunctional and complementary payload elements (Overhauser scalar magnetometer (OVM) and Fluxgate vector magnetometer (FGM), accelerometer, star sensor (ASC), GPS receiver, laser retro reflector, ion drift meter) and its orbit characteristics (near polar, low altitude, long duration) CHAMP generated highly precise gravity and magnetic field measurements simultaneously for the first time and over a 10 years period. CHAMP launched by a Russian COSMOS launch vehicle on July 15, 2000 and an initial altitude of 454 km. The mission ended on September 19 2010 after ten years, two month and four days, or after 58277 orbits.

Contact

  • Stolle, Claudia (Section Head) ; GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany;

Contributors

Rauberg, Jan

Keywords

CHAMP, Electron density, electron temperature, time series

GCMD Science Keywords

  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMAGNETISM > MAGNETIC FIELD
  • Earth Observation Satellites > CHAMP
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Magnetic Field/Electric Field Instruments > MAGNETOMETERS
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > ACS
  • Solar/Space Observing Instruments > Magnetic Field/Electric Field Instruments > FGM

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