%AMorzfeld, Matthias%ABuffett, Bruce%BJournal Name: Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics Discussions
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%JJournal Name: Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics Discussions
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%TA comprehensive model for the kyr and Myr time scales of Earth's axial magnetic dipole field
%XWe consider a stochastic differential equation model for Earth's axial magnetic dipole field. The model's parameters are estimated using diverse and independent data sources that had previously been treated separately. The result is a numerical model that is informed by the full paleomagnetic record on kyr to Myr time scales and whose outputs match data of Earth's dipole in a precisely defined feature-based sense. Specifically, we compute model parameters and associated uncertainties that lead to model outputs that match spectral data of Earth's axial magnetic dipole field but our approach also reveals difficulties with simultaneously matching spectral data and reversal rates. This could be due to model deficiencies or inaccuracies in the limited amount of data. More generally, the approach we describe can be seen as an example of an effective strategy for combining diverse data sets that is particularly useful when the amount of data is limited.
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