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The Cluster Virtual Observatory for ULF Waves
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  • Ovidiu Dragos Constantinescu,
  • Karl-Heinz Fornaçon,
  • Uwe Motschmann,
  • Ingo Richter,
  • Karl-Heinz Glassmeier
Ovidiu Dragos Constantinescu
TU Braunschweig

Corresponding Author:d.constantinescu@tu-bs.de

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Karl-Heinz Fornaçon
Technical University of Braunschweig
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Uwe Motschmann
Braunschweig University of Technology
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Ingo Richter
Technical University Braunschweig
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Karl-Heinz Glassmeier
TU Braunschweig
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Since its launch in 2000, the Cluster fleet visited a vast domain of the circum-terrestrial environment, from upstream solar wind and distant tail, down to the plasmasphere, scanning in detail all magnetospheric regions during almost two solar cycles. This led to an unprecedented rich data collection of multi-point measurements which will be used for years to come to decipher the mechanisms of Solar-Terrestrial interactions.
The large volume of the data gathered by Cluster requires special strategies to make efficient use of it. To address this issue we constructed a browsable database containing ULF waves and spacecraft formation parameters. Recently, we made this database accessible at http://plasma.spacescience.ro/cluster.html. Here we present the newly developed tool, discuss the methods used to derive the parameters and give practical examples.