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Jupiter's Magnetic Field Model (VIP4)

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Jupiter's Magnetic Field Model (VIP4)


Elias Solorzano


VIP4 computes the magnitude of the Jovian magnetic field with respect to Jupiter's reference frame.

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VIP4 takes three inputs: Radial Distance [m], Latitude [rad], and Longitude [rad]. The function performs a spherical harmonic expansion of the magnetic field based on the observations of the Voyager, Pioneer, and IFT probes.

J. E. P. Connerney, M. H. Acuña, N. F. Ness, T. Satoh, "New models of Jupiter's magnetic field constrained by the Io flux tube footprint", Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics (1978–2012),

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MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
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