earth magnetic field model

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Happy new year,
I am wondering if the world magnetic field results the vectotr (XYZ) in cartesian or east ,north, vertical?

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Bjorn Gustavsson
Bjorn Gustavsson on 4 Jan 2021
Check the help and documentation for whatever function you use to get the "world magnetic field". In the IGRF-implementation (and this is the standard in the geomagnetic/geophysics/space physics communities (and sure there is apparently a rift...)) for the magnetic field the convention is to have x in the local North direction, y in the local East and z downwards, so that would be my guess - but I cannot be sure.

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