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Galileo PLS Numerical Moments (PDS)

The Paterson numerical moments (NM) for Galileo PLS are available on the PDS. These assume a single ion species and are given in an inertial rotor coordinates (IRC) frame (that is a spacecraft frame, spacecraft velocity must be added to put the values in to a Jovian centered frame).

The PDS volume is called GO-J-PLS-5-RTS-MOMENTS-V1.0 and is linked here.

For convenience we have plotted with SYSIII longitude: NMvsSYSIII

More discussion of this data set, and IRC frame, can be found in the LASP PLS survey published paper and especially the supplementary online material for it – see the Galileo PLS LASP Survey page.