Re: Magnetic field energy loss

From: Loren Haarsma (
Date: Tue Sep 30 2003 - 13:21:02 EDT

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    The dynamics of the earth's magnetic field -- including changes in field
    strength over time and occasional reversals as seen in the geological
    record -- were modeled pretty convincingly about nine years ago.

    "A 3-Dimensional Self-Consistent Computer Simulation of a
    Geomagnetic Field Reversal" by G.A. Glatzmaier & P.H. Roberts. Nature,
    377(6546): 203-209 (21 September 1995).

    A 3-Dimensional Convective Dynamo Solution with Rotating and
    Finitely Conducting Inner-Core and Mantle" by G.A. Glatzmaier &
    P.H. Roberts. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 91(1-3): 63-75
    (September 1995).

    "An Anelastic Evolutionary Geodynamo Simulation Driven by
    Compositional and Thermal Convection" by G.A. Glatzmaier &
    P.H. Roberts. Physica D 97(1-3): 81-94 (October 1, 1996).

    "The Reversal of the Earth's Magnetic Field" by Mike Fuller, Carlo
    J. Laj & Emilio Herrera-Bervera. American Scientist, 84(6): 552-561
    (November-December 1996).

    Loren Haarsma

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