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Poloidal Field

A Vector Field resembling a magnetic multipole which has a component along the z-Axis of a Sphere and continues along lines of Longitude.

See also Divergenceless Field, Toroidal Field


Stacey, F. D. Physics of the Earth, 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, p. 239, 1977.

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