Earth’s magnetic field is shifting, vital map can’t be updated due to shutdown

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    The Earth’s magnetic field is behaving strangely, and no one is quite sure why. It has been known that the Earth’s magnetic pole moves over time since James Clark Ross’ measurements in the Canadian Arctic in 1831, but recently the field has shifted faster than expected — so fast, in fact, that it threatens to mess with navigation systems around the world.

    The movement of the Earth’s magnetic field is described by the World Magnetic Model, which is used by navigation systems of all kinds from the GPS on your phone to the complex navigation systems used by ships at sea. The most recent version of the model was released in 2015 and should have been satisfactory until its scheduled update in 2020, however, the magnetic field has moved so quickly that an update is required sooner than that.
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    There were a few scientists running various models on super computers to try and make predictions, based on core samples for millions of years, constantly adding more data.

    If i recall the one documentary that even provided one of the super computer calculated models about a decade ago or so, they had determined that the magnetic shifts tend to be gradual.... snails pace and usually would be stable for 10's of thousands of years before gradually accelerating and shifting around a bit. But after i think it's between half a million to 1 and a half million.... give or take potentially 100's of thousands of years, the shifting would get chaotic and would start to produce multiple poles appearing in various parts.. For example for numerous years (decades rather for some more air and water fairing vehicles) nasa and other related satellite companies as well as planes are directed to avoid or go into "slumber" while passing over a portion of the earth which has a very bizarre magnetic field that massively disrupts, even destroys things. Either way, while the scientist couldn't necessarily predict when the next was to occur, they did state that we are within the "due date" period of being in one. What's interesting is the in all the models, when a magnetic pole shift occurs, it can take years to occur with sometimes fairly fluid like characteristics, while other years appear to show insane bizarre characteristics. There were a few in which the recorded data shows that on some occasions, a flip can occur within a matter of months which also could be relatively smooth or totally chaotic.

    Personally would be rather exciting during which, They do however say computing/eletronics would like eat dirt, specially if they aren't shielded, as during the drop in magnetic shield that wraps the earth, would be severely weakened.

    A few years ago i saw a somewhat "related" update to the situation in which they had another scientist within the climate department show a corration with strange temperature variances and actually matched up very closely with ice ages and deep colds as well as rapid temeprature increases. When the earth corrects itself typically in these situations, it tends to coincide with a magnetic change as well, perhaps not every time, but they can be definitely a contributor to temperatures.
     

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