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Spring 2016 Science Working

Team Home

This is the "behind the scenes" place for the MMS SWT to coordinate their development efforts in service to the broader science community.

Next Science Working Team / Group Meeting

25-27 (T-W-Th) March 2014 at the University of Iowa: Logistics Information  | Agenda (TBS)

MMS News

  • MMS Book chapter manuscripts are now due to be submitted both here for internal review, and at the Space Science Reviews site, as explained here
  • For the latest on MMS, like us on Facebook
  • 20 Nov 2013: A current list of MMS publications has been created.  
  • 26-28 June 2013 Mission Operations Review GSFC
  • 10 June 2013: First CPT completed successfully! Congrats to I&T Team!  
  • Science article on President's Budget and impacts on STEM Education and Outreach. 
  • 27-30 Aug 2012: Mission SIR at GSFC   
  • 11 Jan 2012: IS SIR at SwRI and on WEBEX for instrument team leads. [Presentations are here.|

    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

    1-866-469-3239 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)

    1-650-429-3300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

    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

    Join WebEx meeting

    Meeting number: 803 020 783
    Meeting password: Smart1

    Join by phone
    1-866-469-3239 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
    1-650-429-3300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
    Access code: 803 020 783

    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:

  • 10 June 2011: Commissioning discussion at GSFC
  • 7-9 June 2011: Ground System PDR at GSFC
  • 1-2 June 2011: SRB Update Briefing at GSFC Visitor Center
  • 18 May 2011: "Interactive Tools for Data Transformation and Visualization" by J. Heer @ GSFC IS&T Colloquium
  • 5-6 May 2011: SOC Technical Interchange Meeting at LASP
  • 4 May 2011: Pre-PDR Peer Review of SOC at LASP
  • New MMS Project Web Site is up. Check it out and comment here...
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    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)



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    Data Product Levels
    Data Products List

    Units of Measure
    File Name and CDF Standards
    Data Products Guide
    SITL Process
    SITL Training
    Reconnexion Physics Forum

    SWT/SWG Archive:

    Oct 1-2, 2013 @ APL
    Mar 19-22, 2013 @ LASP
    Sep 11-13, 2012 @ GSFC
    Mar 20-22, 2012 @ SWRI
    Sep 26-28, 2011 @ UNH
    Mar 22-24, 2011 @ Florida
    Oct 19-21, 2010 @ MD


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