Monday, December 28, 2015

North Pole Adrift

Ever changing Magnetic Field

How about that weather over the Holidays around the world, massive floods in the UK, blizzard conditions for parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and  huge tornadoes hit Dallas.  Flash flooding in Missouri and Illinois while the temp in Illinois was the warmest in 17 years. Something you don't hear too much about but many studies of the North Pole on the move, the most recent survey determined that the Pole is moving approximately north-northwest at 40 to 55 km per year racing across the Arctic Ocean.

North Pole tracking out to Sea
After 1994 you can see the North Pole is tracking some ground, the most dramatic change of a pole reversal is the decrease of the total magnetic field intensity, in which would explain the Ozone hole over Antarctica.  During solar storms of weak areas of magnetic field would punch holes in Earth's atmosphere, the poles would be the first to experience climate change. Geologists have strong belief that Earth has a magnetic field because the core made up of a solid iron center surrounded by rapidly spinning liquid metal.  Such reversals have occurred 400 times in the last 330 million years from magnetic clues sealed in rocks around the world. The poles start drifting when patches of iron atoms in Earth's liquid outer core become reverse-aligned when these reversal patches grow and dominate the liquid core, Earth's magnetic field flips. 

South Pole tracking out to Sea
Humans have never experienced this before, the last time the poles shifted was 786,000 years ago around the time when the Neanderthals were wiped out.  Too bad, we don't have records of our ancestors for at the time they were experiencing the shift. Science claims the magnetic field has been weakening for 160 years and with that, a complete reversal can take anywhere between 100 (newest study) to 10,000 years and sometimes the shift aborts altogether.  So what comes with polar shifts, there are records of shifts by geologist and scientist claim the shift will not effect the continental plates but with degrading the magnetic field in areas or temporally disappears would be harmful to life due to excess radiation leaking in from solar winds and cosmic radiation.  Navigation for both man and animal will be highly disrupted, during periods of a shift, many dipolar (carrying a positive and a negative charge) areas will appear around the globe.

Credit NASA
 As far as the weather is concerned many scientists don't believe there is a correlation from magnetic fields but a new study from 2003, reports an interesting theory that magnetic waves can cause weather patterns.  We're still learning all of this and in the meantime, ESA has launched Swarm a mission to unravel one of the most mysterious aspects of our planet; the magnetic field.

Have a safe journey North and South Pole, we'll see ya on the flip-side, man I hope so because here's a look at Mars being stripped of its atmosphere due to no magnetic field.    

NASA Goddard


Update 4/20/16 The #1 Risk 


From Ben:  Davidson Explains how the sun can trigger the #1 risk to earth, based on severity and likelihood, and the current state of earth’s magnetic reversal, including how our protection from solar energy is weakening with it. In the second half of 2015, several minor solar upticks (100x weaker than ‘big’ ones) caused geomagnetic events we would expect from the only the largest flares every decade or so. This trend is expected to continue and it is not a pretty picture for the coming decades. 

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