Precessional Torques and Earth Rotation

  • W. V. R. Malkus


This paper is devoted to a summary of an article by Malkus (1963) and to a discussion of some experiments suggested in that article.


Boundary Layer Earth Rotation Toroidal Field Secondary Circulation Magnetohydrodynamic Equation 


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