Dynamo Theory

In geophysics, dynamo theory proposes a mechanism by which a celestial body such as the Earth or a star generates a magnetic field. The theory describes the process through which a rotating, convecting, and electrically conducting fluid can maintain a magnetic field over astronomical time scales.

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Nonlinear Dynamo Theory
... In most cases this leads to a quenching of the amplitude of the dynamo ... Such dynamos are sometimes also referred to as hydromagnetic dynamos ... Virtually all dynamos in astrophysics and geophysics are hydromagnetic dynamos ...

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