Abstract

The AGRF is a numerical model of the earths magnetic field over the Australian region. The model can be used to generate single point or gridded values of any element of the magnetic field (e.g., magnetic declination, inclination, or total intensity) together with annual change estimates. The AGRF is valid only for the Australian region, where it is considered to be more accurate than global models such as the International Geomagnetic Reference Field. The version here, AGRF00, is valid for years between 1995 and 2005. AGRF is also provided online. The user must input the latitude, longitude, and elevation of a site together with the year. http:/www.agso.gov.au/geophysics/geomag/rf/agrfform.html FURTHER INFORMATION:- The AGRF represents a combination of the earths main (core) field and the long wavelength crustal field. Local crustal anomolies and disturbances which are external in origin (e.g. magnetic storms) are not represented. The model is based on all available ground, airborne, and satellite vector survey data. Magnetic observatory and repeat station survey data from the region are used to update these main/crustal field data sets and to provide the estimates of annual change. The region modelled is a spherical cap of radius 28 deg centred at 24 degS, 135 degE. Model values outside a radius of 24 deg are considered to be unreliable because of edge effects.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound 0.0 East bound 161.0 West bound 108.0 South bound -48.0

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2000-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

32827 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/32827/

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
geoscience databases
geohazards
geophysics
National dataset
dataset
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
0.0
East bound
161.0
West bound
108.0
South bound
-48.0

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-b248-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address