After Haines and Torta (1994) applied spherical cap harmonic analysis (SCHA) to deduce the formulation of equivalent currents in terms of spherical cap harmonic coefficients, it seemed appropriate to extend the same scheme that relates global spherical harmonics with the Earth's conductivity structure to regional modelling of geomagnetic-field variations. From the considerations made in this paper it seems difficult or even impossible to obtain either a conductivity - depth profile or a 3-D structure, from a regional analysis of global-scale phenomena such as the regular daily variation, by using the same formulations as employed in global analyses. There exist, in addition, some intrinsic limits of SCHA itself, which, can affect the derivation of a proper conductivity estimation.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Geophysical Journal International|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|