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What do we mean by accuracy in geomagnetic measurements?

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors

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DOI: 10.1016/0031-9201(90)90203-A

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High accuracy is what distinguishes measurements made at the world's magnetic observatories from other types of geomagnetic measurements. High accuracy in determining the absolute values of the components of the Earth's magnetic field is essential to studying geomagnetic secular variation and processes at the core mantle boundary, as well as some magnetospheric processes. In some applications of geomagnetic data, precision (or resolution) of measurements may also be important. In addition to accuracy and resolution in the amplitude domain, it is necessary to consider these same quantities in the frequency and space domains. New developments in geomagnetic instruments and communications make real-time, high accuracy, global geomagnetic observatory data sets a real possibility. There is a growing realization in the scientific community of the unique relevance of geomagnetic observatory data to the principal contemporary problems in solid Earth and space physics. Together, these factors provide the promise of a 'renaissance' of the world's geomagnetic observatory system. ?? 1990.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
What do we mean by accuracy in geomagnetic measurements?
Series title:
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
DOI:
10.1016/0031-9201(90)90203-A
Volume
59
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
13
Last page:
16
Number of Pages:
4