Determination of the IGRF 2000 model

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Abstract

The IGRF 2000 has been estimated from magnetic measurements taken by the Orsted sattelite in summer 1999. For this purpose, three models have been derived: The first two models were estimated using a few geomagnetic quiet days in May and September 1999, respectively. The third model, called Oersted(10c/99), was derived from scalar data spanning six months and vector data spanning four months. In order to get a model for epoch 2000.0, the IGRF 95 secular variaion model has been applied to the data. The IGRF 2000 model was taken to be the internal degree/order 10 portion of Oersted(10c/99). We describe the data selection, model parameterization, parameter estimation and an evaluation of the three models.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEARTH PLANETS AND SPACE
Volume52
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1175-1182
ISSN1343-8832
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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