A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name WBD radio receiver - passive electric and magnetic field waveforms
Mission Cluster
URL https://csa.esac.esa.int/csa-web/#search
DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h8ck8ox
Abstract The Wideband Data (WBD) Plasma Wave Investigation for Cluster provides wideband waveform measurements (up to 577 kHz) of plasma waves in the Earth's magnetosphere. The Wideband Receiver measures electric and magnetic fields over the frequency range 100 Hz to 577 kHz as part of the Wave Experiment Consortium (WEC) instrumentation. The Wideband Data Plasma Wave Receiver provides unique high time and frequency resolution measurement capabilities required for the detailed study of terrestrial plasma waves and radio emissions.
Description WBD scientific datasets for Cluster 1 (similar for all other Cluster spacecraft)

Dataset IDDataset content
C1_CP_WBD_WAVEFORMElectric and magnetic waveform data (NM mode, CEF format)
C1_CE_WBD_WAVEFORM_CDFElectric and magnetic waveform data (NM mode, CDF format)
C1_CP_WBD_WAVEFORM_BM2Electric and magnetic waveform data (BM2 mode, CEF format)
C1_CE_WBD_WAVEFORM_BM2_CDFElectric and magnetic waveform data (BM2 mode, CDF format)
C1_CP_WBD_ELECTRON_DENSITYElectron density from WBD electron plasma frequency (CEF and CDF format)
Publication Gurnett, D.A., et al., First results from the Cluster wideband plasma wave investigation, Ann. Geophys., 19, 1259, 2001; https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-19-1259-2001
Gurnett, D.A., et al., The Wide-Band Plasma Wave Investigation, Space Sci. Rev., 79, 195-208, 1997; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5666-0_8
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-01 - current
Mission Description Cluster is the first constellation of four scientific spacecraft to study the Earth-Sun connection in three dimensions. Cluster offers unique opportunities to investigate physical processes in near-Earth space. Those processes are essential to study and understand the effects of the Sun on the vast Earth’s environment that is a highly varying system both in time and space. The four Cluster spacecraft in a polar orbit are unique in their ability to obtain a three-dimensional picture of medium and large-scale plasma structures. The varying Cluster spacecraft formation from 3 km to a few tens of thousands kilometres along the orbit enables multi-point local measurements of different regions at different scales that cannot be done with any other space mission.

Escoubet, C.P., et al., The Cluster mission, Ann. Geophys., 19, 1197, 2001; https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-19-1197-2001
Escoubet, C.P, et al., Cluster - Science and Mission Overview, Space Sci. Rev., 79, 11-32, 1997; https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1004923124586
Creator Contact Jolene Pickett, Principal Investigator, University of Iowa, USA
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines When publishing any works related to this experiment, please cite the experiment DOI found herein and the Cluster mission DOI (where appropriate).