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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; A. Thomson. NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team. 2015: World Magnetic Model 2015 Technical Report. 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5TB14V7. Accessed [date].
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  • WMM2015_Report.pdf (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: World Magnetic Model (WMM2015) Technical Report
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
ncei.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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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
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-03-16
Edition 1
Data Presentation Form mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
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
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 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; A. Thomson. NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team. 2015: World Magnetic Model 2015 Technical Report. 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5TB14V7. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Chulliat, A.
  • S. Macmillan
  • P. Alken
  • C. Beggan
  • M. Nair
  • B. Hamilton
  • A. Woods
  • V. Ridley
  • S. Maus
  • A. Thomson
  • NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • 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.
Other Constraints Cite as: Chulliat, A.; S. Macmillan; P. Alken; C. Beggan; M. Nair; B. Hamilton; A. Woods; V. Ridley; S. Maus; A. Thomson. NCEI Geomagnetic Modeling Team. 2015: World Magnetic Model 2015 Technical Report. 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5TB14V7. Accessed [date].
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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.
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