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Spring 2016 Science Working Group / Team (SWG/SWT) Meeting

NEW: Week of 13 June 2016, Uppsala, Sweden: Logistics, Hotels (TBS), Agenda (TBS), Registration (TBS)

REMINDER: First round papers for GRL special issue on MMS:

The gate is open for submission to GRL.
1 March
is the deadline for papers to be included in the special section.

MMS SWT Data Analysis Webex, 11:00 Eastern, Tues. 2 Feb 2016

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Access code: 803 020 783


SITL: Recent events and burst selections

Phase 1X Planning 

Other business: 

MMS Online Science Data Analysis Workshops

See e-mail for hot link and definitive meeting coordinates. Or use the following:

Next MMS Data Analysis:2 February 2016
Every 2 weeks on Tuesdays
10:00 am | Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00) | 2 hrs

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MMS SWT Telecon, 11:00 Eastern, Tues. 12 Jan 2016

+1-844-467-4685; code 416667#


Leads: Mission/Instrument operations status

Moved: continue 10 km spacing until Phase 1X, spacing in 1X?

SITL: Recent events and burst selections

Larsen: Publishing MMS Data

Burch/Moore/Nakamura: EGU Meeting Plans

Other business: 


2015 Fall AGU Notes – List of events here

Fall 2015 Science Working Group / Team (SWG/SWT) Meeting

2-6 November 2015, SwRI, San Antonio TX: Logistics: Agenda (v5a,v6a,v7,v8), Registration (meeting web site);
Hotels (nearest SWRI: Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta, Best Western. Also others closer to airport.)
The Fall SWT meeting will convene on Tues. 3 Nov. 2015, and adjourn on Thurs. 5 Nov. Generally, we plan presentations in the mornings and event-organized data analysis workshops in the afternoons. Please e-mail Tom Moore with your requests for presentation time / topics.
SWG will meet on Mon. 2 Nov and Fri. 6 Nov is available for team meetings. Rooms can be arranged through SwRI/Bill Lewis, Leah Roberson.  

MMS SWT Telecon, 11:00 Eastern, Tues. 20 Oct 2015

[Telecon: + 1-844-467-4685; Participant code 416667]

NOTE: Register now (by 22 Oct) for the 2-6 Nov. SWT Meeting here: 


Mission/Instrument status

2-6 Nov SWT Meeting @ SwRI 

Attached draft agenda, also posted at home page

Discuss L2 candidate events submitted by reply to this message: 

Responses to date:

Coordination of papers/talks for GRL and AGU

Other business: 

MMS SWT Telecon, 11:00 Eastern, Tues. 22 Sept 2015

[Telecon: + 1-844-467-4685; Participant code 416667]
Latest data and burst selections:

FDOA, Fields, HQ, FPI, SWRI, IDS1, 2,3, HPCA,

√Mission/Instrument status:
HPCA issues with data availability for ROI. May need bleeding edge. Transfer of data back and forth to SwRI is out of sync. FPI and EIS do same things with fewer issues.
Barry Mauk FEEPS data files are still too large to download for the SITL.

√Recent events and burst selections: KH 8 Sept; Now in 60 km since last Thurs. Data per buffer going up and number of buffers going down. Getting lots of crossings, more than expected, owing to high solar wind activity.

Coordination of talks for CCMC next week: working on it every day. Not ready but will be...

Identifying EDRs: E// electron agyrotropy or other indicators. Ergun: EPD to become important during Phase 2.

Science ROI Offset: SODAWG Page 
Two plots, one with four week updates; one with two week updates. Be sure not to dip below 7 Re? Not a problem, terminating before reach 9 Re on the inbound leg. Tai expecting to start early on outbound, but this is not being done in the second plot though it is being done in the first plot. Orbit 190 now, starting as early as possible, before the green?

  • Action to FPI and SOC to trade the 400 hours difference with FPI and with the SOC. SOC says this is sustainable in that it gives more options from which to select, though it doesn't give more downlink volume.

Strangeway: Ken Bromund needs contact for OA data. Conrad: should be getting questions about attitude and orbit. LANL is prepping the ephemeris data products. Conrad agrees, but at first cut should go to FDOA and then be handed off to LANL. Raw data coverage matters should be an FDOA matter.

Larsen: SDWG telecon in a couple hours will consider this. Direction to LANL if needed as an output of that meeting.

Eclipse Season Science Working Group / Team (SWG/SWT) Meeting

18-21 May 2015, LASP, CU Boulder: Logistics, Agenda V5a, Registration; Updates; Hotels; Presentations
The "Eclipse" SWT meeting will convene on Tuesday, May 19 at 8:30 am and adjourn on Thursday, May 21 at 5:00 pm. 

MMS News (For the latest on MMS, see our facebook page and twitter feed)


Mission Phases

Phase 1a – September 1, 2015
Phase 1x – March 8, 2016
Phase 1b – September 26, 2016
Phase 2a – January 31, 2017
Phase 2b – May 1, 2017


Formation Size

160 km DOY 188/190 (July 7/9)
60 km DOY 259/260 (Sept 16/17)
25 km DOY 273/274 (Sept 30/Oct 1)
10 km DOY 287/288 (Oct 14/15)
40 km DOY 350/351 (Dec 16/17)