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Python version of geopack and Tsyganenko models

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# The geopack and Tsyganenko models in Python
**Author: Sheng Tian, Univ. of Minnesota, tianx138@umn.edu**

This python `geopack` has integrated two modules originally written in Fortran: the `geopack` and the Tsyganenko models (T89, T96, T01, and T04). The Fortran `geopack` is available at https://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/modelweb/magnetos/data-based/Geopack_2005.html and its DLM in IDL is available at http://ampere.jhuapl.edu/code/idl_geopack.html. As a crucial complement to `geopack`, the Tsyganenko models are available in Fortran at https://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/models/modelinfo.php?model=Tsyganenko%20Magnetic%20Field.

Test results are attached in `./test_geopack1.md` to demonstrate that the Python `geopack` returns the same outputs as the Fortran and IDL counterparts. However, invisible to the user, several improvements have been implemented:
1. The latest IGRF coefficients are used, which cover the time range from 1900 to 2020. Years beyond this range are valid inputs and the corresponding IGRF coefficients will be extrapolated.

2. The IGRF coefficients in the Python `geopack` are smooth functions of the time (at milli-second accuray), whereas in the Fortran `geopack`, the coefficients are of daily resolution.

3. `igrf_gsm` is changed to a wrapper of `igrf_geo` plus the proper coordinate transforms. This is an obvious place for code-reusing, but there are many similar places in `goepack` and Tsyganenko models where there are repeated codes.

4. All `goto` statements in the Fortran `geopack` and Tsyganenko models are eliminated.



## Installation
The package requires Python pre-installed and depends on the `numpy` and `scipy` packages. I've only tested the Python `geopack` on Mac OS in Python 3.6. Performance on other platform and other versions of Python is unclear.

To install the Python `geopack` through `pip`, type `> pip3 install geopack` in the terminal.

Or manually install on a Mac (and hopefully Linux):

1. Download the package at https://github.com/tsssss/geopack/blob/master/dist/geopack-1.0.1.tar.gz.
2. Unzip it, open a terminal, and `cd` to the unzipped directory
3. Install the package to Python by typing `> sudo python3 setup.py install` in the terminal



## Notes on `geopack_08` and `T07d`
Strictly speaking, the Fortran `geopack` implemented here in Python is the `geopack_05`. A new version of `geopack_08` has been released, where the main change is to replace the widely used `GSM` coordinate with a newly defined `GSW` coordinate. Similarly, a new Tsyganenko `T07d` model has been released with a new algorithm. However, I decide to skip them for now. If people want the updates, please email me and let me know (tianx138@umn.edu).



## Package Interface
The Python `geopack` follows the Python way: function parameters are all input parameters and the outputs are returned. (This is very different from the Fortran and IDL.)

* When changing to a new time of interest

* `recalc`. Re-calculate the dipole tilt angle (and other internal parameters) for a given time.

```
Example
ps = recalc(ut)

Input
ut: The given time in the universal time in second.

Return
ps: Dipole tilt angle in radian.
```



* Get the internal model magnetic fields

* `dip`. Calculate the internal magnetic field from the dipole model for a given position and time (The time dependence is taken care of by `recalc`), in the GSM coordinate.

```
Example
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm = dip(xgsm,ygsm,zgsm)

Input
xgsm,ygsm,zgsm: The given position in cartesian GSM coordinate in Re (earth radii, 1 Re = 6371.2 km).

Return
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm: Cartesian GSM components of the internal magnetic field in nT.
```

* `igrf_gsm`. Calculate the internal magnetic field from the IGRF model (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/iaga/vmod/igrf.html) for a given position and time, in the GSM coordinate.

```
Example
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm = igrf_gsm(xgsm,ygsm,zgsm)

Input
xgsm,ygsm,zgsm: The given position in cartesian GSM coordinate in Re (earth radii, 1 Re = 6371.2 km).

Return
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm: Cartesian GSM components of the internal magnetic field in nT.
```

* `igrf_geo`. Calculate the internal magnetic field from the IGRF model (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/iaga/vmod/igrf.html) for a given position and time, in the GEO coordinate.

```
Example
br,btheta,bphi = igrf_gsm(r,theta,phi)

Input
r,theta,phi: The given position in spherical GEO coordinate. r is the radia distance in Re; theta is the co-latitude in radian; phi is the longitude in radian.

Return
br,btheta,bphi: Spherical GSM components of the internal magnetic field in nT. br is outward; btheta is southward; bphi is eastward.
```

* Get the external model magntic fields

Four models (T89, T96, T01, and T04) developed by Dr. Tsyganenko are implemented in the package.

* `t89`. Calculate the external magnetic field from the T89 model for a given position and time, in the GSM coordinate.

```
Example
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm = t89(par, ps, xgsm,ygsm,zgsm)

Input
par: A model parameter. It is an integer (1-7) maps to the Kp index
| par | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |
| Kp | 0,0+ | 1-,1,1+ | 2-,2,2+ | 3-,3,3+ | 4-,4,4+ | 5-,5,5+ | > 6- |
ps: Dipole tilt angle in radian.
xgsm,ygsm,zgsm: The given position in cartesian GSM coordinate in Re (earth radii, 1 Re = 6371.2 km).
```

* `t96`. Calculate the external magnetic field from the T96 model for a given position and time, in the GSM coordinate.

```
Example
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm = t96(par, ps, xgsm,ygsm,zgsm)

Input
ps: Dipole tilt angle in radian.
xgsm,ygsm,zgsm: The given position in cartesian GSM coordinate in Re (earth radii, 1 Re = 6371.2 km).
par: A model paramter. It is a 10-element array, whose elements are (1-10)
| par | 1 | 2 | 3-4 | 5-10 |
| Var | Pdyn | Dst | ByIMF,BzIMF | not used |
where Pdyn is the solar wind dynamic pressure in nPa; Dst is the Dst index in nT; ByImf,BzImf are the y and z components of the IMF (interplanetary magnetif field) in GSM.
```

* `t01`. Calculate the external magnetic field from the T01 model for a given position and time, in the GSM coordinate.

```
Example
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm = t01(par, ps, xgsm,ygsm,zgsm)

Input
ps: Dipole tilt angle in radian.
xgsm,ygsm,zgsm: The given position in cartesian GSM coordinate in Re (earth radii, 1 Re = 6371.2 km).
par: A model paramter. It is a 10-element array, whose elements are (1-10)
| par | 1 | 2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | 7-10 |
| Var | Pdyn | Dst | ByIMF,BzIMF | G1,G2 | not used |
where Pdyn is the solar wind dynamic pressure in nPa; Dst is the Dst index in nT; ByImf,BzImf are the y and z components of the IMF (interplanetary magnetif field) in GSM; G1,G2 are two indices defined in Tsyganenko (2001).

N. A. Tsyganenko, A new data-based model of the near magnetosphere magnetic field: 1. Mathematical structure. 2. Parameterization and fitting to observations (submitted to JGR, July 2001)
```

* `t04`. Calculate the external magnetic field from the T04 model for a given position and time, in the GSM coordinate.

```
Example
bxgsm,bygsm,bzgsm = t04(par, ps, xgsm,ygsm,zgsm)

Input
ps: Dipole tilt angle in radian.
xgsm,ygsm,zgsm: The given position in cartesian GSM coordinate in Re (earth radii, 1 Re = 6371.2 km).
par: A model paramter. It is a 10-element array, whose elements are (1-10)
| par | 1 | 2 | 3-4 | 5-10 |
| Var | Pdyn | Dst | ByIMF,BzIMF | W1 to W6 |
where Pdyn is the solar wind dynamic pressure in nPa; Dst is the Dst index in nT; ByImf,BzImf are the y and z components of the IMF (interplanetary magnetif field) in GSM; W1,W2,...,W6 are six indices defined in Tsyganenko (2005).

N. A. Tsyganenko and M. I. Sitnov, Modeling the dynamics of the inner magnetosphere during strong geomagnetic storms, J. Geophys. Res., v. 110 (A3), A03208, doi: 10.1029/2004JA010798, 2005.
```

**Note:** All 4 models share the same interface, but the meanings of `par` are very different.

* Convert a cartesian vector among coordinates

The six supported coordinates are: GEO, GEI, MAG, GSM, GSE, and SM. They are defined in Hapgood (1992). The six functions for the coordinate transform are: `geomag`, `geigeo`, `magsm`, `gsmgse`, `smgsm`, `geogsm`. They share the same interface, so they are explained together.

```
Usage
b1,b2,b3 = geomag(h1,h2,h3, flag)

Example
xmag,ymag,zmag = geomag(xgeo,ygeo,zgeo, 1)
xgeo,ygeo,zgeo = geomag(xmag,ymag,zmag, -1)
...

Input and Return
h1,h2,h3: Cartesian components of a vector in "coord1"
b1,b2,b3: Cartesian components of the vector in "coord2"
flag: flag > 0 -- coord1 to coord2; flag < 0 -- coord2 to coord1
```

* Trace along model magnetic fields: `trace`

```
Example
x1gsm,y1gsm,z1gsm = trace(x0gsm,y0gsm,z0gsm, dir, rlim, r0, par, exname, inname)

Input
x0gsm,y0gsm,z0gsm: The given position in cartesian GSM coordinate in Re (earth radii, 1 Re = 6371.2 km).
dir: Direction of tracing. dir = -1 for parallel; dir = 1 for anti-parallel.
rlim: Maximum tracing radius in Re. Default value is 10 Re.
r0: Minimum tracing radius in Re. Default value is 1 Re.
inname: A string specifies the internal model, one of 'dipole','igrf'. The default value is 'igrf'.
exname: A string specifies the external model, one of 't89','t96','t01','t04'. The default value is 't89' and its par is default to be 2.
par: The model parameter. Its dimension and the meaning depend on the external model. Please check the interface of the models for details.
```

Functions do not appear in the above list are considered as internal functions. For usages of them, advanced users can check the source code of the Python `geopack`.



## References

Hapgood, M. A. (1992). Space physics coordinate transformations: A user guide. Planetary and Space Science, 40(5), 711–717. http://doi.org/10.1016/0032-0633(92)90012-D

N. A. Tsyganenko, A new data-based model of the near magnetosphere magnetic field: 1. Mathematical structure. 2. Parameterization and fitting to observations (submitted to JGR, July 2001)

N. A. Tsyganenko and M. I. Sitnov, Modeling the dynamics of the inner magnetosphere during strong geomagnetic storms, J. Geophys. Res., v. 110 (A3), A03208, doi: 10.1029/2004JA010798, 2005.





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