# Sign of helicity in the $\alpha$-$\Omega$ geodynamo

@article{Wei2010SignOH, title={Sign of helicity in the \$\alpha\$-\$\Omega\$ geodynamo}, author={Xing Wei}, journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics}, year={2010} }

In this paper we discuss the sign of helicity in the $\alpha$-$\Omega$ dynamo and propose a wave-$\Omega$ model in which the $\alpha$ effect in the geodynamo is induced by helical wave but not helical flow as in the solar dynamo. We then tentatively interpret the mechanisms of the Earth's magnetic westward drift, tilt angle, and dipole reversals.

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