U.S. Geological Survey experience with the residual absolutes method
- 1U.S. Geological Survey, Geomagnetism Program, P.O. Box 25046, MS 966, Denver, CO 80225, USA
- 2GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Abstract. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geomagnetism Program has developed and tested the residual method of absolutes, with the assistance of the Danish Technical University's (DTU) Geomagnetism Program. Three years of testing were performed at College Magnetic Observatory (CMO), Fairbanks, Alaska, to compare the residual method with the null method. Results show that the two methods compare very well with each other and both sets of baseline data were used to process the 2015 definitive data. The residual method will be implemented at the other USGS high-latitude geomagnetic observatories in the summer of 2017 and 2018.