Terrestrial Magnetism: Historical Perspectives and Future Prospects: “Baggage We Carry with Us”
Author: Gubbins, David
Source: Space Science Reviews, Volume 155, Numbers 1-4, August 2010 , pp. 9-27(19)
Abstract:This collection of reviews marks the state of the art of geomagnetic data collection, modelling, and interpretation at a time of unprecedented advances in all 3 facets of the subject. For the first time we have excellent satellite data with the prospect of more to come, vast improvements in laboratory techniques, and opportunities to use large scale computing to model the data. In the past, research has been conducted by the separate disciplines largely in isolation; we can hope the subject has now matured enough for progress to be made by genuine collaboration between theoreticians and experimentalists. The purpose of this chapter is to set the historical setting, and I have chosen a starting date of 1980, when vector satellite data first became available and stimulated many new advances in the subject. We can hope for a similar or better stimulus in the next decade.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: August 1, 2010