This announces the public release of the Wind/WAVES dust impact database on NASA’s CDAWeb and the ftp/http directories at NASA’s Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF).
It was recently discovered that the Wind/WAVES electric field instrument has been detecting interplanetary and interstellar dust at 1 AU for over 20 years through hypervelocity impact ionization of dust grains on the spacecraft surface.
This nearly unexplored data set has the potential to enable new advances in the study of cosmic dust in the heliosphere.
The Wind Spacecraft Dust Impact Database has been created to make the Wind dust data easily accessible to the heliophysics community. The database contains over 107,000 dust detections, including information about dust grain direction of motion. The data range from 1995-01-01
to 2016-01-01 and will be updated periodically.
Data Access: http://cdaweb.gsfc.nasa.gov
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