posted on Dec, 9 2005 @ 10:05 AM
Yes it has moved steadily as the original poster's link says but consider this:
1831-1904 the magnetic pole moved 31 miles which is okay and a steady rate i guess comparing to the 1600-2000 one.
But from 1855-2005 the pole has move a whopping 685 miles which is not a steady pace and if it is at this rate then in the next 150 years the rate
would increase another 20 times and be moved 13,700 miles within that time.
The exponential increase of magnetic pole drift is the problem here i would guess.
"Scientists have long known that magnetic poles migrate and in rare cases, swap places. Exactly why this happens is a mystery."
"This may be part of a normal oscillation and it will eventually migrate back toward Canada,"
Yes they know it does move and migrate and all that good stuff
"The rate of the magnetic pole's movement has increased in the last century compared to fairly steady movement in the previous four centuries, the
Oregon researchers said."
Again the increase of movement, is the focal point of the article. Also it states the magnetic field itself has decreased 10%, Which is a lot.
"The north magnetic pole was first discovered in 1831 and when it was revisited in 1904, explorers found that the pole had moved 31 miles."
Only 31 miles in that time but up to 2005 it moved 685 miles.
so 73 years(1831-1904) it moved 31Miles but in 150 years(1855-2005) it moved 685Miles and decreased 10%.
[edit on 9-12-2005 by Wisdumb]