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Contributions of the external field to the observatory annual means and a proposal for their corrections


Verbanac, Giuliana; Lühr, Hermann; Rother, Martin; Korte, Monika; Mandea, Mioara
Contributions of the external field to the observatory annual means and a proposal for their corrections // Earth, planets and space, 59 (2007), 4; 251-257 doi:10.1186/BF03353102 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Contributions of the external field to the observatory annual means and a proposal for their corrections

Autori
Verbanac, Giuliana ; Lühr, Hermann ; Rother, Martin ; Korte, Monika ; Mandea, Mioara

Izvornik
Earth, planets and space (1343-8832) 59 (2007), 4; 251-257

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Geomagnetic field ; observatory annual means ; external field ; ring current ; ionospheric currents ; magnetic field models

Sažetak
In this study we separate, interpret and explain magnetospheric and ionospheric signals present in the observatory annual means. The data from 46 European geomagnetic observatories collected over 42 years (1960-2001) are used. To characterise the various field components, we use predictions from latest magnetic field models. The core field and its secular variation are described by the CM4 model, and the magnetospheric contributions are successfully removed by parameterising the POMME model with the Dst index. We regard the remaining signal as being caused by ionospheric currents. The annual averages of the Sq variation estimated by the CM4 model are subtracted from the residuals. A remaining variation in anti-phase with the magnetic activity index Ap finally can be removed with a function properly scaled by Ap and Dst. We offer an objective procedure to suppress the external field contributions in the annual means to an uncertainty level of ± 2 nT. Except for the ionospheric currents, this could be achieved by applying recent magnetic field models, which shows that the quality of present day models is sufficient to correct observatory data for average external field contributions. Understanding the signal contained in the annual means is a prerequisite for obtaining reliable and physically meaningful results when such data are used in studies of the core field and its secular variation.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Geologija



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Projekt / tema
119-1193086-1314 - Istraživanje geomagnetskog polja i nehomogenosti litosfere u području Hrvatske (Davorka Herak, )

Ustanove
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Giuliana Verbanac, (255244)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus


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