Fuzzy mathematical model for the analysis of geomagnetic field data
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences; TERRAPUB. 2009
Received: 2 March 2008
Accepted: 30 June 2009
Published: 30 November 2009
The Indian network of magnetometers provides an opportunity to examine the pattern of geomagnetic field variations during magnetic storms. In this study, fuzzy transitive closure analysis, which is a powerful technique for pattern recognition, has been employed. The pattern of variation differs at the nonequatorial, equatorial and the observatory situated nearer to the geomagnetic Sq focus. The results of the analysis are compared with those of classical cluster analysis. The comparison confirms the validity of applying this model for the analysis of geomagnetic storms. The superiority of fuzzy concepts over the conventional method and the analytical techniques are presented here.