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Earthís magnetic field is acting up and geologists donít know why
Nature ^ | 09 January 2019 | Alexandra Witze

Posted on 01/10/2019 7:52:13 PM PST by BenLurkin

The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move.

On 15 January, they are set to update the World Magnetic Model, which describes the planet’s magnetic field and underlies all modern navigation, from the systems that steer ships at sea to Google Maps on smartphones.

The most recent version of the model came out in 2015 and was supposed to last until 2020 — but the magnetic field is changing so rapidly that researchers have to fix the model now.

The problem lies partly with the moving pole and partly with other shifts deep within the planet. Liquid churning in Earth’s core generates most of the magnetic field, which varies over time as the deep flows change. In 2016, for instance, part of the magnetic field temporarily accelerated deep under northern South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean.

“What’s happening?”

First, that 2016 geomagnetic pulse beneath South America came at the worst possible time, just after the 2015 update to the World Magnetic Model. This meant that the magnetic field had lurched just after the latest update, in ways that planners had not anticipated.

Second, the motion of the north magnetic pole made the problem worse. The pole wanders in unpredictable ways that have fascinated explorers and scientists since James Clark Ross first measured it in 1831 in the Canadian Arctic. In the mid-1990s it picked up speed, from around 15 kilometres per year to around 55 kilometres per year. By 2001, it had entered the Arctic Ocean — where, in 2007, a team including Chulliat landed an aeroplane on the sea ice in an attempt to locate the pole.

In 2018, the pole crossed the International Date Line into the Eastern Hemisphere. It is currently making abeeline for Siberia.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: 1831; 2016; 2018; astronomy; catastrophism; chandlerwobble; geomagneticpulse; geomagneticreversal; gfs; magneticfield; magneticpole; magnetism; navigation; notmeinfaulten; notmyfault; poleshift; science; worldmagneticmodel
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1 posted on 01/10/2019 7:52:13 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

What do you make of this?


2 posted on 01/10/2019 7:52:45 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both)
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To: BenLurkin

SUVs are to blame, obviously.


3 posted on 01/10/2019 7:53:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

I bet some climate “scientist” will blame global warming.


4 posted on 01/10/2019 7:54:20 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Whatever the actual explanation is, it’s Trump’s fault.


5 posted on 01/10/2019 7:55:22 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: BenLurkin

“...What do you make of this?....”
It has to be Trump’s fault since there is no other reason. He’s directed the top secret death ray to move the planet.


6 posted on 01/10/2019 7:57:14 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: BenLurkin

DAMN YOU DONALD TRUMP!


7 posted on 01/10/2019 7:57:50 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: BenLurkin

New game:

Where In The World Is The North Pole?


8 posted on 01/10/2019 7:58:01 PM PST by adorno
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To: adorno

“Where In The World Is The North Pole?”

The Bronx.


9 posted on 01/10/2019 7:59:03 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("We The People" have turned into "You, The Subjects.")
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To: BenLurkin

Too much carbon dioxide.....


10 posted on 01/10/2019 8:00:44 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: BenLurkin
A natural phenomenon no doubt, but I’m surprised. In my youth it was in central Canada. Now near Siberia? That’s a big move!
11 posted on 01/10/2019 8:01:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard (Power is more often surrendered than seized.)
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To: BenLurkin

Catastrophic Global Magnetic Field Change.


12 posted on 01/10/2019 8:02:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

It can only be because of human activity. There is no other possible explanation.


13 posted on 01/10/2019 8:02:44 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: All

So, does this mean Santa Claus moved?


14 posted on 01/10/2019 8:02:49 PM PST by BipolarBob (God bless America - except for California.)
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To: BenLurkin

Fracking ,yep it’s Fracking ,it’s always Fracking


15 posted on 01/10/2019 8:03:32 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: EQAndyBuzz
The Bronx.

Doubtful. Santa would not have his factory in a run-down and expensive and liberal place. Imagine his cost of doing business.
16 posted on 01/10/2019 8:03:46 PM PST by adorno
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To: BipolarBob

And didn’t leave a forwarding address.


17 posted on 01/10/2019 8:04:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both)
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To: Paladin2

Freaky Unexplained Bearings Anomaly Roaming


18 posted on 01/10/2019 8:04:09 PM PST by BipolarBob (God bless America - except for California.)
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To: BenLurkin

19 posted on 01/10/2019 8:04:53 PM PST by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: BenLurkin
HAB theory coming to on line?
20 posted on 01/10/2019 8:05:28 PM PST by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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