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The Geomagnetic Field

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DOI: 10.4236/jhepgc.2016.21004    2,315 Downloads   2,624 Views Citations

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In this paper a solution to the problem of the self-generated magnetic field of the Earth is pro-posed. The solution is based on the existence of a steady-state current distribution localized in some region inside the convective zone of the planet, constituted by the fluid Outer Core. The magnitude of the self-generated magnetic field is obtained and it is shown to be a dipolar field.

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Palacios, A. (2016) The Geomagnetic Field. Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2, 33-40. doi: 10.4236/jhepgc.2016.21004.

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