Articles | Volume 9, issue 3/4
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 9, 373–375, 2002
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-9-373-2002
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 9, 373–375, 2002
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-9-373-2002

  31 Aug 2002

31 Aug 2002

Calculation of the parameter "deflection" in a new theory of the Earth’s magnetic field

A. de Paor and E. Burke A. de Paor and E. Burke
  • Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, National University of Ireland, Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Abstract. In a recent paper on the theory of the Earth's magnetic field and key features of Sunspot activity (de Paor, 2001), a central role in the calculation of secular variations of the geomagnetic field was played by a newly-introduced parameter called the deflection (abbreviated def ). In this note, the significance of def is elucidated and the method used to calculate it is explained.