World Magnetic Model 2015 Technical Report

The World Magnetic Model is the standard model used by the U.S. Department of Defense, 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. The model is produced at 5-year intervals, with the current model expiring on December 31, 2019. The current model WMM2015 is produced jointly by the NGDC and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The model, associated software, and documentation are distributed by NGDC on behalf of US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and by BGS on behalf of UK Defence Geographic Centre.
Cite as: Chulliat, A., S. Macmillan, P. Alken, C. Beggan, M. Nair, B. Hamilton, A. Woods, V. Ridley, S. Maus and A. Thomson, 2015, The US/UK World Magnetic Model for 2015-2020: Technical Report, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5TB14V7.
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Distribution Formats
  • WMM2015_Report.pdf (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: World Magnetic Model (WMM2015) Technical Report
Distributor Distributor information not available
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: 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31
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.
Date(s)
  • publication: 2015-03-16
Edition: 1
Data Presentation Form: mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed - WMM2015 technical report may be updated if any errors or omissions are noted.
Purpose: Purpose statement not available
Use Limitations
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Chulliat, A., S. Macmillan, P. Alken, C. Beggan, M. Nair, B. Hamilton, A. Woods, V. Ridley, S. Maus and A. Thomson, 2015, The US/UK World Magnetic Model for 2015-2020: Technical Report, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5TB14V7.
Principal Investigator(s)
  • NGDC Geomagnetic Modeling Team
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Distributor(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Point(s) of Contact
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • 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
Theme keywords NASA/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 NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Chulliat, A., S. Macmillan, P. Alken, C. Beggan, M. Nair, B. Hamilton, A. Woods, V. Ridley, S. Maus and A. Thomson, 2015, The US/UK World Magnetic Model for 2015-2020: Technical Report, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5TB14V7.
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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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