Recent BGS activities for the Swarm DISC

Brown, W.; Hamilton, B.; Macmillan, S.; Beggan, C.; Thomson, A.. 2017 Recent BGS activities for the Swarm DISC. [Poster] In: Fourth Swarm Science Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 20-24 Mar 2017. (Unpublished)

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The British Geological Survey is responsible for the fast-track magnetospheric field model product (MMA_SHA_2F), geomagnetic observatory data (AUX_OBS*2_) products and Level 2 CAT-1 product validation, as part of the consortium of institutes making up the Swarm Expert Support Laboratory. We summarise these activities and provide updates since the Living Planet Symposium in June 2016. The fast-track magnetospheric field model product is generated automatically and disseminated on a daily basis after receipt of the Swarm L1b files. With more than three years of accumulated models, we comment on the longer-term behaviour of the magnetospheric field. The observatory hourly-mean (AUX_OBS_2_) data product is updated every 3 months using a selection of definitive and quasi-definitive data from observatories around the world. Since Swarm was launched, good quality data from about 120 observatories are available. BGS started issuing new observatory data products in October 2016 with a 4-day lag. Regular updates are made if new data are found. These products consist of 1-second observatory (AUX_OBSS2_) and 1-minute (AUX_OBSM2_) quasi-definitive data from the start of the Swarm mission, and are made available on the BGS anonymous FTP server at A summary of temporal and spatial coverage of all observatory data products is provided. Validation of the Level 2 CAT-1 products comprises comparisons of the Swarm-based models to independent models and data where possible, and inter-comparisons of models from the dedicated and comprehensive processing chains. A selection of plots from recent validation reports is given.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
Additional Keywords: Geomagnetism, Swarm
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 03 Apr 2017 11:51 +0 (UTC)

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