Potential Problems and PitfallsData from double-probe experiments is not always straightforward to interpret. This document lists some of the problems that you should look out for.
In general, there are 3 types of issues that arise. The first are ubiquitous issues, which are present in every region and must always be examined. These issues include sunward offsets, problems when the magnetic field nears the spin plane, etc. As these problems must always be examined, we have included them in the validation section. Dealing with this class of issues is relatively simple. The second type of issue are those that arise only occasionally, or only in certain regions. It is this type to which this document is devoted. The third type of issue are those that have arisen so infrequently that we have no explanation or understanding of them. Intervals of this type are listed in the X files.
Problems have been arranged by region. Different regions vary greatly in how much caution is required.
The regions covered are:
Tail Plasma Sheet / PSBL
Dayside Plasma Sheet
Magnetopause / Boundary Layer
There is also a brief list of the problems encountered in each region.
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