On the mean-field theory of the Karlsruhe Dynamo Experiment
- Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, D-15482 Potsdam, Germany
Abstract. In the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe an experiment has been constructed which demonstrates a homogeneous dynamo as is expected to exist in the Earth's interior. This experiment is discussed within the framework of mean-field dynamo theory. The main predictions of this theory are explained and compared with the experimental results.
Key words. Dynamo, geodynamo, dynamo experiment, mean-field dynamo theory, a-effect