Magnetic Field Grid Calculator

The Magnetic Field Properties Calculator will computes the estimated values of Earth's magnetic field(declination, inclination, vertical component, northerly component, easterly component, horizontal intensity, or total intensity), for a specific location, elevation and date or range of dates based on the current International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF). The calculated result is a grid that contains the calculated component and the annual change of the component over the geographical area specified. WDeclination is calculated using the current World Magnetic Model (WMM) or International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF) model. While results are typically accurate to 30 minutes of arc, users should be aware that several environmental factors can cause disturbances in the magnetic field.
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Distribution Formats
  • XML Format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: The Magnetic Field Properties Grid Calculator creates an XML document which indicates the declination, inclination, horizontal intensity, northerly component, easterly component, vertical component, or total field at the geographical range queried and reports the annual change for the parameter specified.
  • CSV Format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: The Magnetic Field Properties Grid Calculator creates a Comma Seperated Variable (CSV) document which indicates the declination, inclination, horizontal intensity, northerly component, easterly component, vertical component, or total field at the geographical range queried and reports the annual change for the parameter specified.
Distributor NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
geomag.models@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
geomag.models@noaa.gov
Time Period 1900-01-01 to 2014-12-31
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90
S: -90
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2009-12-01
Data Presentation Form mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose The purpose of the calculators is to deliver trusted magnetic field values - past, present, and near future - to aid the public as well as the scientific community in proper navigation, positioning, and other operational and research magnetic field scenarios.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Distributors
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Points of Contact
  • NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Field
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Intensity
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Declination
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Geomagnetism > Magnetic Inclination
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2015-08-31
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