IAGA Division V

Objectives of IAGA Division V are:

  1. to promote high quality standards in geomagnetic data acquisition, observatory and survey procedures, geomagnetic indices, and data dissemination
  2. to analyse magnetic observation data for the purposes of understanding the various sources of the magnetic field.  Three working groups are active in this respect.

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Working Group V-OBS:Geomagnetic Observation

Working group V-OBS coordinates all issues related to the operation of geomagnetic observatories around the world. The WG sets quality standards for measurements and for data processing, and supports observatories in need of modern instrumentation or those in danger of closure. It cooperates with INTERMAGNET and is responsible for the organisation of a Workshop On Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing every two years. The working group maintains a list of observatories operating worldwide.

Working Group V-DAT: Geomagnetic Data and Indices

This working group defines formats for data exchange and sets quality standards for indices of magnetic activity. The latest format for observatory data dissemination is the IAGA2002 format. Numerous indices of magnetic activity exist and new ones are often developed for different scientific purposes. WG V-DAT cooperates with ISGI and is responsible for assessing and recommending new indices for official adoption by IAGA.

Working Group V-MOD : Geomagnetic Field Modeling

The main task of WG V-MOD is to coordinate international scientific efforts to model and understand the internal geomagnetic field. In particular, the WG assesses and adopts a new International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF) every five years, from candidate models submitted by different research groups. A special task group of WG V-MOD members was in charge of coordinating the development of the first World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map, published in 2007.

Invited Scientific Reviews Presented at IUGG/IAGA

Upcoming meetings, past meeting programmes and proceedings

    IUGG/IAGA Assembly
  • The 13th IAGA Assembly (IAPSO - IAMAS - IAGA joint Assembly) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 27 August to 1 September 2017.
  • The 26th IUGG General Assembly was held in Prague, Czech Republic, 22 June to 2 July 2015.
  • The 12th IAGA Scientific Assembly was held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico from 26-31 August 2013
  • The 25th IUGG General Assembly was held in Melbourne, Australia, 28 June to 7 July 2011.
  • The 11th IAGA Scientific Assembly was held in Sopron, Hungary, 23-30 August 2009.
  • The 24th IUGG General Assembly was held in Perugia, Italy, 2-13 July 2007.
  • The 10th IAGA Scientific Assembly was held in Toulouse, France, 18-29 July 2005.
  • The 23rd IUGG General Assembly was held in Sapporo, Japan, 30 June - 11 July 2003.
  • The 9th IAGA Scientific Assembly was held at Hanoi, Vietnam, August 2001.
  • IAGA Workshops
  • The XVIIth IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing will be held in Dourbes Magnetic Observatory, Belgium in September 2016.
  • The XVIth IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing was held in Hyderabad,India in October 2014, organized by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) and the National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI). Proceedings will be available.
  • The XVth IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing was held in San Fernando, Cadiz, Spain, 4-14 June 2012, organized by Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada en San Fernando (ROA). Proceedings are avalaible from: Boletin Roa 03/13
  • The XIVth IAGA Workshop On Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing,was held in Changchun, Jilin Province, China, 13-23 September, 2010. Proceedings are available from: Data Science Journal/CODATA Vol. 10(2011)
  • The XIIIth IAGA Workshop On Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing was held in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, USA, 9-18 June 2008. Proceedings are available from: USGS Open file report
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  • The XIIth IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing was held at Belsk Magnetic Observatory in Poland, 19-24 June 2006. Proceedings are available from: Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • The XIthIAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing was held at the Kakioka Magnetic Observatory in Japan, 9-17 November 2004.
  • The XthIAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing was held at the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory in South Africa, 15-24 April 2002. Proceedings are available here.

Data and model issues

Business meeting and Task Force issues

Special publications related to Div. V topic

  • IAGA guides for observatories and repeat stations are available from the IAGA web site
  • The book "Geomagnetic Observations and Models", IAGA Special Sopron Book Series 5, eds. M. Mandea and M. Korte, has been published by Springer in 2011 with 13 topical review papers with contributions from 41 authors.
  • IAGA WG V-MOD, Participating members: C. C. Finlay, S. Maus, C. D. Beggan, T. N. Bondar, A. Chambodut, T. A. Chernova, A. Chulliat, V. P. Golovkov, B. Hamilton, M. Hamoudi, R. Holme, G. Hulot, W. Kuang, B. Langlais, V. Lesur, F. J. Lowes, H. Luhr, S. Macmillan, M. Mandea, S. McLean, C. Manoj, M. Menvielle, I. Michaelis, N. Olsen, J. Rauberg, M. Rother, T. J. Sabaka, A. Tangborn, L. Toffner-Clausen, E. Thebault, A. W. P. Thomson, I. Wardinski Z. Wei, T. I. Zvereva: International Geomagnetic Reference Field; the eleventh generation. Geophys. J. Int., Vol 183, Issue 3, pp 1216-1230, December 2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04804.x. [June 1, 2011]
  • A special issue of Earth Planets Space (Vol. 62, No. 10) on the International Geomagnetic Reference Field - The Eleventh Generation has been published in 2010, consisting of 14 papers dealing with IGRF candidate models and related topics. [June 1, 2011]
  • H. McCreadie and M. Menvielle: The PC Index: Review of methods. Ann. Geophys., 28, 1887-1903, 2010.
  • The Proceedings of the XIII IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing have been published as Open File Report 2009-1226, ed. J. Love, by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2009. [June 1, 2011]
  • Special issue of Annals of Geophysics on "Geomagnetic measurements in remote regions" has been published as Vol. 52, No. 1 (February 2009). [June 30, 2009]

Working Groups that are part of Division V

Working Group V-OBS: Geomagnetic Observation
Chair: Arnaud Chulliat CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder
& NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
325 Broadway, E/GC3
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
USA
Co-Chair: Jurgen Matzka Adolf-Schmidt-Observatory for Geomagnetism Niemegk
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Lindenstr. 7
14823 Niemegk
GERMANY
Working Group V-DAT: Geomagnetic Data and Indices
Chair: Masahito Nose Department for Geomagnetism, Kyoto
Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism
Graduate School of Science,
Kyoto University
Oiwake-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8502
JAPAN
Co-chair: Ellen Clarke Geomagnetism
Earth Hazards and Observatories
British Geological Survey
Murchison House
West Mains Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3LA
UNITED KINGDOM
Working Group V-MOD: Geomagnetic Field Modeling
Chair: Erwan Thébault Nantes University, LPG 2, rue de la Houssiniere BP 92208
44322 NANTES Cedex 3
FRANCE
Co-chair: Patrick Alken CIRES/ University of Colorado,
National Geophysical Data Center
E/GC 325 Broadway
Boulder, Colorado 80305
USA
(Note: At IUGG 2003 ( July 2003 ), Division V working groups were re-structured.
To refer to the old working groups, please look at Previous Structure of Division V .

Div. V CHAIR: Div. V CO-CHAIR:
Aude Chambodut (*)
EOST, University of Strasbourg
5 rue René Descartes
67084 Strasbourg Cedex
France
Kusumita Arora (*)
Magnetic Observatory
CSIR-NGRI, Uppal Road
Hyderabad 500007
India