spacepy.irbempy.get_Bfield(ticks, loci, extMag='T01STORM', options=[1, 0, 0, 0, 0], omnivals=None)[source]

call get_bfield in irbem lib and return a dictionary with the B-field vector and strenght.

- ticks (Ticktock class)containing time information
- loci (Coords class)containing spatial information
- extMag (string)optional; will choose the external magnetic field model

possible values [‘0’, ‘MEAD’, ‘T87SHORT’, ‘T87LONG’, ‘T89’, ‘OPQUIET’, ‘OPDYN’, ‘T96’, ‘OSTA’, ‘T01QUIET’, ‘T01STORM’, ‘T05’, ‘ALEX’, ‘TS07’]

- options (optional list or array of integers length=5)explained in Lstar
- omni values as dictionary (optional)if not provided, will use lookup table
- (see Lstar documentation for further explanation)
- results (dictionary)containing keys: Bvec, and Blocal


Most parameterized external field models are subject to limits on the valid range of input parameters and will return NaN if evaluated outside the bounds.


>>> import spacepy.time as spt
>>> import spacepy.coordinates as spc
>>> import spacepy.irbempy as ib
>>> t = spt.Ticktock(['2002-02-02T12:00:00', '2002-02-02T12:10:00'], 'ISO')
>>> y = spc.Coords([[3,0,0],[2,0,0]], 'GEO', 'car', use_irbem=True)
>>> ib.get_Bfield(t,y)
{'Blocal': array([  976.42565251,  3396.25991675]),
   'Bvec': array([[ -5.01738885e-01,  -1.65104338e+02,   9.62365503e+02],
   [  3.33497974e+02,  -5.42111173e+02,   3.33608693e+03]])}