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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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To: fireman15; PAR35

Thank you. Yours were the posts I’d been waiting for thinking I should post them myself. I believe you both may be right.


61 posted on 01/10/2019 9:07:46 PM PST by onedoug
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To: BenLurkin

Nibiru


62 posted on 01/10/2019 9:12:48 PM PST by firebrand
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv


63 posted on 01/10/2019 9:15:47 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: piasa
Psst. I've also never seen "Caddyshack", plus, I don't even drink.

64 posted on 01/10/2019 9:19:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: Larry Lucido

Perfect


65 posted on 01/10/2019 9:20:55 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: piasa; DannyTN
I laughed my fat little butt off when I first saw it, so I stole it. :^)

66 posted on 01/10/2019 9:26:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: BenLurkin

While transiting from Alaska Southbound we crossed over the Explorer Seamount on my watch. I noticed the magnetic compass take a pretty strong swing when we were right over it, then swing back shortly after.


67 posted on 01/10/2019 9:34:38 PM PST by Cold Heart (The main purpose of The Wall is to protect the US from its own politicians.)
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To: BenLurkin

Time for a pole flip


68 posted on 01/10/2019 9:35:45 PM PST by Nifster (II see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: SunkenCiv
Probably can’t talk jive either? Reading about your issues makes me want a 32 oz big gulp full of rum and a splash of coke. Then maybe some Spaceballs. 🤔
69 posted on 01/10/2019 9:37:37 PM PST by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought)
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To: Equine1952

http://freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2722220/posts?page=22#22


70 posted on 01/10/2019 9:47:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: BenLurkin

Massive shift to the left is like everyone running to the same side of a boat. It’s the idiot democRats. The only fix is a new Magnetic Pole Bureaucracy and massive tax increases.


71 posted on 01/10/2019 9:51:11 PM PST by bluejean (I'm becoming a cranky old person. It really annoys me.)
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To: BenLurkin

SAGA Magazine back in 1968-69 predicted the magnetic poles would shift and the crust of the earth would float around and no one knew where the USA might then land up when the poles reestablished themselves!

The illustrations showed NYC buildings collapsing!


72 posted on 01/10/2019 10:13:53 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: BenLurkin

Wiki: Magnetic Declination. This was an issue in an old court case of mine, related to old (Centuries) surveying work. This isn’t a new thing.


73 posted on 01/10/2019 10:34:02 PM PST by Michael44. (Brevity... ROCKS!)
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To: BenLurkin

#2. Well, the Left will charge it to Trump’s “Magnetic Personality” which they hate but want to use to blame everything on.

Secondly, the Earth is suffering from “Heart Burn”, aka “magmatic gas”. That leads to a big BM deep within the bowels of the Earth which moves the magnetic poles outward and upward.

Lastly, maybe Gaia or God is just playing with us. Might as well sit back and enjoy the ride. This could play havoc with planned “magnetism” railways. You’d get on a train in California and end up going across the Bering Straits over the water to Inner Siberia. Be sure to pack and extra pair of socks.


74 posted on 01/10/2019 10:34:49 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SunkenCiv
I’ve never seen “Airplane”. And I’ve never eaten a Twinkie.

Why, that's downright un-American!

75 posted on 01/10/2019 11:08:33 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I’ve never seen “Airplane”. And I’ve never eaten a Twinkie.


76 posted on 01/10/2019 11:12:44 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: BenLurkin

“What do you make of this?”

Your gauss is as good as mine.


77 posted on 01/11/2019 12:03:59 AM PST by Ken H (2019 => The House of Representin')
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To: BenLurkin

Plan on a bit of shaking in the future.


78 posted on 01/11/2019 12:15:55 AM PST by patriotfury ((May the fleas of a thousand camels occupy mo' ham mads tents!))
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To: BenLurkin

Clearly the Earth being flat to many Chinese and Indians being born have caused the world to tilt causing the molten layer to all run to one side.


79 posted on 01/11/2019 12:26:03 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortnes and our sacred honor.")
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To: piasa; going hot

Both of you imho are correct. (In a layman’s way of speaking). The actual source of the magnetic field isn’t a mystery - just why their model is so far off.

The problem isn’t with the earth - it is with their model. Obviously many things on earth are cyclical. Some can me “modeled” very precisely - like the sunrise, beginning of spring, and when Haley’s comet will appear.

Other cyclical things aren’t so easy to predict - such as climate change and the magnetic pole wandering.


80 posted on 01/11/2019 12:39:25 AM PST by 21twelve (!)
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