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1) | THEMIS-E: On Board spin fits of Electric (EFI) and Magnetic (FGM) field. On-Board Spin-fit electric and magnetic field data | |||||||||||||||||
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Resource ID:spase://VMO/NumericalData/THEMIS/E/Fits/PT3S | ||||||||||||||||||

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THEMIS-E: On Board spin fits of Electric (EFI) and Magnetic (FGM) fields. This file contains data EFI and FGM that has been despun on-board to 3 second resolution. It stores meta information like the number of points that contributed to each spin and the standard deviation of those points. For the EFI data it also stores variables with the Z component of the EFI data zeroed and the Z component of the EFI estimated using the E.B=0 equality. The need to use an estimated Z axis for the EFI is due to error in measurements from the EFI axial booms. These data are provided in DSL (despun spacecraft L-Z vector), GSM, and GSE coordinates. |

2) | THEMIS-E: On Board moments: ESA and SST Electron/Ion moments, density, flux, velocity, pressure and temperature. | |||||||||||||||||
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Resource ID:spase://VMO/NumericalData/THEMIS/E/MOM/PT3S | ||||||||||||||||||

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THEMIS-E On Board moments. On board data outputs include number density, particle flux, energy flux, and a six component symetric momentum flux tensor. Other moments are calculated from these partial moments on the ground adding total pressure, velocity, plasma temperature (measured as a three dimensional energy vector), and a six component symetric pressure tensor to the list of data products. Number density and total pressure are scalar outputs. Velocity is calculated in DSL, GSE, GSM, and MFA coordinates (coordinate descriptions are listed below in Table 1). Magnetic Field Aligned pressure tensor and temperature are calculated as well. All quantities are calculated for both ions and electrons from a combination of ESA and SST data. Moments data are taken at spin resolution in all ESA survey modes except burst. The spacecraft potential, as measure by the EFI, is used to correct for spacecraft charging by shifting the particle energies for calculation; this eliminates contamination from photo-electrons. Also, weighting factors are used to account for instrument specific energy and angle efficiency variations. Table 1: Coordinate Descriptions. Despun Sun - L-vector (DSL): Z-axis points towards the spin axis, the Y-axis is obtained from the cross product of Z and the Spacecraft-Sun direction as viewed from the probe. The X-axis sits in the Z-axis-Sun plane and completes a right handed system. Geocentric Solar Ecliptic (GSE): Z-axis is normal to the solar ecliptic, the X-axis points from earth towards the Sun, and Y complets a right handed system. Geocentric solar Magnetosphereic (GSM): X-axis points from Earth to the Sun, the Y-axis is orthogonal to the Earth's magnetic dipole and points towards the dusk side, and the X-Z plane contains the dipole axis. Magnetic Field Aligned (MFA): Z-axis points along magnetic field lines, the Y-axis is the orthonormal cross product of the Z-axis and a vector pointing towards the Sun, and the X-axis completes the right handed system. |

3) | THEMIS-E: Solid State Telescope (SST): Energy flux spectrogram, electron/ion ground-calculated fluxes (30 keV - 300 keV). | |||||||||||||||||
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Resource ID:spase://VMO/NumericalData/THEMIS/E/SST/PT3S | ||||||||||||||||||

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THEMIS-E: The Solid State Telescope (SST) measures the incoming intensity (flux per solid angle) of superthermal electrons and ions. The spacecraft is fitted with two units (heads), each SST unit has two pairs of opposing ion and electron sensors. Each single sensor covers an angle of 36 degrees. The units are oriented such that one pair is always centered in the rotation plane, the other oriented at a maximum angle of 54 degrees off the plane. Each pair of units are oriented opposite each other allowing both ion and electron sensors to sweep out a maximum of 92% of the sky (45x45 degree required Elevation by Azimuth FOV, 108x22 raw) . The ion and electron sensors primarily measure particles between 30-300 keV and 30-100 keV respectively with a maximum capability of 20-6000 keV and 25-1000 keV. Full distribution data is measured over 128 angles and 16 energy bins, reduced distribution uses 6 angles and 16 energy bins, and burst mode data has 64 angles in 16 energy bins. Matched and paired electron broom magnets produce quadrapole fields reducing magnetic contamination. A mechanical attenuator is used to increase the instruments dynamical range avoiding oversaturation near the plasma sheet edge. |

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