|Description:||A complete list of bow shock crossings observed by IMP 8 spacecraft. The shock crossings were manually identified in magnetic field and/or thermal plasma measurements by J. Merka, A. Szabo, K. Paularena, J. Richardson, and T. Narock.
Each identified crossing was reviewed by at least two persons from the team.
Upstream parameters are as measured by IMP 8 on the solar wind side of the shock, typically over a few-minute interval judged by the IMP field and plasma teams as stable. For multiple-shock records, all upstream parameters are for the first shock crossing.
Downstream parameters are as measured by IMP 8 on the magnetosheath side of the shock, typically over a few-minute interval. For a multiple-shock records, all downstream parameters are for the first shock crossing if possible.