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International geomagnetic reference field : the tenth generation

Macmillan, Susan; Maus, Stefan. 2005 International geomagnetic reference field : the tenth generation. Earth, Planets and Space, 57 (12). 1135-1140.

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Abstract/Summary

The International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF) 10th Generation was adopted in 2004 by the Inter-national Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Working Group V-MOD. It is the latest version of a standard mathematical description of the Earth's main magnetic field and is used widely in studies of the Earth's deep interior, its crust and its ionosphere and magnetosphere. This generation differs from the previous generation with the replacement of the secular-variation model for 2000.0-2005.0 with a main-field model at 2005.0 and a secular-variation model for 2005.0-2010.0. The IGRF is the product of a huge collaborative effort between magnetic field modellers and the institutes involved in collecting and disseminating magnetic field data from satellites and from observatories and surveys around the world. This paper lists the new coefficients and includes contour maps and pole positions.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Seismology and Geomagnetism
ISSN: 1343-8832
Date made live: 30 May 2012 15:27
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/18208

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