Calculation of the parameter "deflection" in a new theory of the Earth's magnetic field
Keywords[PHYS.ASTR.CO] Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics [astro-ph.CO]
[SDU.ASTR] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]
[SDU.STU] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences
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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 <i>def </i>). In this note, the significance of def is elucidated and the method used to calculate it is explained.