Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 555–561, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-555-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 555–561, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-555-2020

Data description paper 06 Mar 2020

Data description paper | 06 Mar 2020

Early Soviet satellite magnetic field measurements in the years 1964 and 1970

Roman Krasnoperov et al.

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The paper presents a collection of magnetic field measurements performed by early Soviet magnetic satellite missions Kosmos-49 (1964) and Kosmos-321 (1970). These data were used as initial data for analysis of the structure of the Earth’s magnetic field sources and for compilation of a series of its analytical models. The most notable model that employed Kosmos-49 data was the first generation of the International Geomagnetic Reference Field for epoch 1965.0.