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Learn more about model derivation, uncertainties and magnetic poles

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Calculate magnetic field values at or near the Earth surface

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Online Calculators for the World Magnetic Model

WMM2020 Release

The release of the WMM2020 now available. The online calculators will automatically provide values using the latest WMM2020.

Please contact geomag.models@noaa.gov for comments or questions.

Single Point Calculator

DoD World Magnetic Model Single Point Calculator (2020 - 2025)
This web-calculator will produce output for a single point for a range of dates. Select the WMM2020 radio button to get results from the World Magnetic Model.

Input And Output

The input parameters and valid entries are:

Latitude -90.00 to +90.00 degrees
Longitude -180.00 to +180.00 degrees
Altitude referenced to the WGS 84 ellipsoid and mean sea level
Date December 10, 2019 to December 31, 2024.

The seven magnetic components computed are:

F - Total Intensity of the geomagnetic field
H - Horizontal Intensity of the geomagnetic field
X - North Component of the geomagnetic field
Y - East Component of the geomagnetic field
Z - Vertical Component of the geomagnetic field
I (DIP) - Geomagnetic Inclination
D (DEC) - Geomagnetic Declination (Magnetic Variation)

Annual change (also known as Secular Variation or SV) in each of these magnetic components is also displayed. The annual change is computed by subtracting the main field values for the desired input date from main field values one year later. The output units are displayed using the abbreviations nT (nanoTesla), deg (degrees) and min (minutes) per year. The new WMM2020 software also outputs uncertainty for each component. The error is one standard deviation difference between a hypothetical measurement and model output. The uncertainty values have the same units as their corresponding components.

Additionally, the estimated error for each component is displayed.

Grid Calculator

DoD World Magnetic Model Grid Calculator (2020 - 2025)
This web-calculator will produce output for a grid of points for a range of dates. It outputs as either XML or CSV. Select the WMM2020 radio button to get results from the World Magnetic Model.

Declination Calculator

DoD World Magnetic Model Declination Calculator (2020 - 2025)
This web-calculator will give declination for a single point. If HTML output is selected it includes a google map with sample compass. Select the WMM2020 radio button to get results from the World Magnetic Model.


Last Modified on: Tuesday, 10-Dec-2019 17:09:22 UTC
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