Comparing the Accuracy of Geomagnetic Field Models
Improved accuracy and optimization of models could benefit many applications.
Improving models of the geomagnetic field is important to radiation belt studies, determining when satellites are on the same magnetic field line, and mapping from the ionosphere to the magnetotail or vice versa, to name just a few applications. Brito and Morley  present a method for comparing the accuracy of several versions of the Tsyganenko empirical magnetic field models and for optimizing the empirical magnetic field model using in situ magnetic field measurements. The study was carried out for intervals of varied geomagnetic activity selected by the Geospace Environment Modeling Challenge for the Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling Focus Group. The authors describe a method for improving the results of various Tsyganenko magnetic field models, especially with respect to outliers, using a new cost function, various metrics and Nelder-Mead optimization....more
-- Delores J. Knipp, Editor-in-Chief, Space Weather,
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Improving Empirical Magnetic Field Models by Fitting to In Situ Data Using an Optimized Parameter Approach
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Eos.org: Earth & Space Science News
Space Weather Quarterly
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