The US/UK World Magnetic Model for 2010-2015

Maus, S.; Macmillan, S.; McLean, S.; Hamilton, B.; Thomson, A.; Nair, M.; Rollins, C.. 2010 The US/UK World Magnetic Model for 2010-2015. British Geological Survey. (NOAA Technical Report NESDIS/NGDC)

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This report contains a complete description of the World Magnetic Model (WMM) 2010. Section 1 contains information that users of WMM2010 require in order to implement the model and software in navigation and heading systems, and to understand magnetic charts, poles and geomagnetic coordinate systems. Section 2 contains a detailed summary of the data used and the modeling techniques employed. Section 3 contains an assessment of model accuracy and applicability. Section 4 contains charts of all the magnetic elements at 2010.0 and their expected annual rates of change between 2010.0 and 2015.0. Sponsored by the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the U.K. Defence Geographic Centre (DGC), the World Magnetic Model (WMM) is produced by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA/NGDC) and the British Geological Survey (BGS). It is the standard model used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.K. Ministry of Defence, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), for navigation, attitude and heading referencing systems using the geomagnetic field. It is also used widely in civilian navigation and heading systems.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Earth hazards and systems
Funders/Sponsors: Ministry of Defence, Department of Defense
Additional Keywords: geomagnetism
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 18 Jul 2012 10:28 +0 (UTC)

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