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Jupiter's Magnetic Field Model (VIP4)

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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.

Reference(s):
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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Julien P

Could be useful to specify the units of measure for the input parameters; otherwise good job!

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