WIND Orbit Plots


Plot Format

The WIND orbit plots show projections of orbit trajectories onto the X-Y plane (GSE coordinates) for the WIND spacecraft. The linestyle is changed based on the region of geospace the satellite is imersed in, as follows:

The region determinations are based on statistical models for the bow shock (Fairfield, 1971) and magnetopause (Roelof and Sibeck, 1994), for nominal solar wind and IMF conditions (p=2.1 nPa, IMF-Bz=0 nT). Tick marks are placed one day apart, tick labels appear every 15 days or so.


Authors and curators:

Last updated: 2009