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ACE/MAG
STATUS
PI Instrument And Archive
AVAILABILITY
since 1997
REQUEST PROCEDURE
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Solar Instruments
The Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Magnetometer (MAG) measures the local interplanetary magnetic field direction and amplitude from the L1 Lagrange point.
CONTACT
Charles W. Smith
University of New Hampshire
207 Morse Hall University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824
603-862-0890
Charles.Smith@unh.edu
http://www.ssg.sr.unh.edu/mag/CWSmith.html
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range+/- 4nT to +/- 65,536 nT
Spectral Resolution12 Hz using onboard FFT
Spatial Coverage and Resolutionnot applicable
Temporal Resolution6 vectors/sec survey
Data Accuracy0.1 nT
Data Precision0.025%
Physical Observableslocal magnetic field
Derived OutputsInterplanetary magnetic field in RTN, GSE and GSM coordinate systems
Concurrence OpportunitiesMulti-instrument and multi-platform studies along with real-time channel to NOAA
Expected Lifetime2025 approximately
Location or OrbitL1
Capability SummaryACE/MAG provides continuous real-time and science-quality monitoring of the IMF at L1 for use in a broad range of space physics studies.
Schedulingnot applicable
Archival DataAvailable in 1-sec, 16-sec, 4-min, 1-hour, and daily averages at the ACE Science Center from 1997 through to present.
Number of Userssee ASC statistics
Planned Upgradesan improved space weather analysis of shocks is currently under development
Sub-Instrumentsnot applicable
Data ProductsSee above.
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteYes
Virtual ArchiveNo
REFERENCES
The ACE Magnetic Field Experiment, C. W. Smith, J. L'Heureux, N. F. Ness, M. H. Acuna, L. F. Burlaga and J. Scheifele, Space Science Reviews, 86 (1-4), 613--632 (1998).
UPDATED ON
24 Sep 2009 15:35