D. Scott recently published a paper on the modelling of Birkeland currents in Progress in Physics, first proposed by S Lundquist in 1950, in which it is shown that a Birkeland current can be modelled by a Bessel function that results in a central rotating core surrounded by alternate counter-rotating and co-rotating zones of weakening strength outwards as a function of the square root of distance. Naturally occurring examples of this plasma structure are given and a video presentation on Youtube may also be watched, part 1 and part 2. The model is essentially a long filed aligned current with rotating currents diminishing outwards.
However in the case of the Earth where two Birkeland currents enter at the Earth’s poles, we might note similarities to the modelling.
And if we look at one graphical example showing the Earth’s trade winds etc
And assuming that the winds in the atmosphere follow Gerald Pollack’s ideas that these are caused by protons, then we have rotating toruses of electric charge circling the Earth, both co-rotating and counter rotating. Imagine the Hadley cells as electric currents, add the Van Allen Belts which are also co-rotating electrically charged particles and you would think this might be a more factual explanation of the geomagnetic field than the invisible internal dynamo theory, ya reckon?
The difficulty is assuming the belief of cause and effect – because that’s actually creationism, the occurrence of the first primary cause. Instead I am suggesting that there never was a pre-existing geomagnetic field that then accumulated the solar wind to form the Van Allen Belts, but that its the dual North-South Birkeland currents entering the Earth’s polar regions that form the geomagnetic field.
And then this might also be a paradigm too far…….