Data set contains X-ray observations from the MAXIS (MeV Auroral X-ray
Imaging and Spectroscopy) long duration balloon experiment.
MAXIS was launched January 12 2000 and consists of a Germanium
detector, two X-ray imagers and a BGO scintillator. The balloon
circumnavigated the Antarctic continent in 18 days covering magnetic
latitudes between 58-90 degrees south.
The objective of the experiment was to search for MeV X-ray bursts
caused by the precipitation of MeV electrons from the Earth's
radiation belts. MAXIS is also sensitive to X-ray aurora.
For more information, link to http://www.geophys.washington.edu/Space/SpaceExp/Balloon/Antarctica99
or contact Robyn Millan at email@example.com