FDIPS - Finite Difference Iterative Potential-field Solver

FDIPS is a Finite Difference Iterative Potential-field Solver that can generate the 3D potential magnetic field solution based on a magnetogram. FDIPS is written in Fortran 90 and it uses the MPI library for parallel execution.

This web page provides free access to the FDIPS code.

For technical information on FDIPS, please read our paper:

  • Obtaining Potential Field Solution with Spherical Harmonics and Finite Differences
    Gabor Toth, Bart van der Holst and Zhenguang Huang, Astrophysical Journal, 732, 102, 2011.
    DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/732/2/102

If you find FDIPS useful, please cite the paper above in your publications.


G. Toth, B. van der Holst, Z. Huang, CSEM, University of Michigan, USA