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Annales Geophysicae An open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Ann. Geophys., 35, 613-628, 2017
http://www.ann-geophys.net/35/613/2017/
doi:10.5194/angeo-35-613-2017
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under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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09 May 2017
Estimating a planetary magnetic field with time-dependent global MHD simulations using an adjoint approach
Christian Nabert et al.

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The interaction of the solar wind with a planetary magnetic field causes electrical currents that modify the magnetic field distribution around the planet. We present an approach to estimating the planetary magnetic field contribution by minimizing the misfit between simulation results and in situ spacecraft data. The approach is developed with respect to the upcoming BepiColombo mission to Mercury aimed at determining the planet's magnetic field.
The interaction of the solar wind with a planetary magnetic field causes electrical currents...
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