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1. Submitted Date: March 8, 2002
  Name:
    Dave McComas
  Title:
    Heliospheric pickup ions in the solar wind from 5-10 AU
  Science Objective:
     
  Description of Data Being Used:
    Primarily IMS data. Ultimately IBS and ELS may be used in a supporting way.
  Purpose:
    Look for singly ionized pick-up ions from protons (with up to twice the SW speed) through heavy ions. Analyze observations in terms of inner source pickup ions and heliospheric pickup ions entering the heliosphere as neutrals from the local interstellar medium.
  Co-Authors:
   Karoly Szego
Ed Sittler
Other Are Welcome
  Comments:
    The data is not fully ready to do this study yet, butI'll be working on it and things should get better as we get more IMS data.


2. Submitted Date: April 30, 2002
  Name:
    Frank Crary
  Title:
    Non-gyrotropic ions in Rhea's wake (Test entry)
  Science Objective:
 
  Description of Data Being Used:
    IMS ion data from the Rhea encounters. This study assumes the actuator will be in a fixed orientation during the Rhea wake crossing, the the fan perpendicular to B.
  Purpose:
    Determine how (non) gyrotropic the ions in Rhea's wake are (due to collisions with Rhea and sputtering from Rhea's surface) and compare the results to model calculations (Crary and Hansen, 2002, MOP meeting)
  Co-Authors:
    K. C. Hansen (IDS collaborator)
 Comments:
    I'm not sure which (if any) of our co-Is are interested in this.