Articles | Volume 10, issue 4/5
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 10, 437–440, 2003
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-10-437-2003
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 10, 437–440, 2003
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-10-437-2003

  31 Oct 2003

31 Oct 2003

On the Earth’s magnetic field and the Hall effect

J. E. Allen J. E. Allen
  • University College, Oxford, OX1 4BH, UK

Abstract. In a recent paper de Paor put forward a new theory of the Earth's magnetic field that depended on the Hall effect as an energy transfer mechanism. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that the mechanism invoked is unimportant except in certain gaseous plasmas.