On Identifying Magnetized Anomalies Using Geomagnetic Monitoring Within a Magnetohydrodynamic model

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-721
Journal / PublicationArchive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis
Issue number1
Online published13 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


This paper is a continuation and an extension of our recent work (Deng et al. in Arch Ration Mech Anal 231(1):153–187, 2019) on the identification of magnetized anomalies using geomagnetic monitoring, which aims to establish a rigorous mathematical theory for the geomagnetic detection technology. Suppose a collection of magnetized anomalies is present in the shell of the Earth. By monitoring the variation of the magnetic field of the Earth due to the presence of the anomalies, we establish sufficient conditions for the unique recovery of these unknown anomalies. Deng et al.(2019), the geomagnetic model was described by a linear Maxwell system. In this paper, we consider a much more sophisticated and complicated magnetohydrodynamic model, which stems from the widely accepted dynamo theory of geomagnetics.