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The source of the turbulent flow is above the galactic plane coming from the direction of galactic central. (is this a bz southward coming from the N. Galactic dipole?) The turbulence in this region is alslo said to be due to the collision of our LIC and G cloud. The solar system is in the transition zone between LIC and G cloud. (this region is also referred to as MIC )
We know that between and within interstellar clouds there exist chimneys and tunnels that extend above the galactic plane carrying the interstellar winds and probably probably riding on twisted magnetic field lines.
The solar system would encounter these flows from time to time, they are probably aranged symetrically much the same as a parker spiral. Our galaxy is barred as well as spiral. In 1998, they assumed we would be hitting this region in the distant future. By 2003 the realization that the solar system was already in the transition between LIC and G cloud was becoming reality. Now, they know that we are in the transition zone between LIC and G cloud.
They are also saying that magnetic reconnection is occurring on a heliosphereic scale. We have two flows, one hot flow and one neutral flow coming into the heliosphere at this time that they have found and studied. The Earth is also passing through this flow in June. Because of solar winds moving the flow, Earth will traverse the incoming flow several times. Maybe this accounts for the geomagnetic spikes on ground based magnetometers some of us keep watch on.
The heliospheric contact with these magnetic flows maybe be happening with more frequency than previously known or understood and we may well be seeing its effects on the current solar cycle. Starting with its 1 year delay in the south poles magnetic flip to the decrease of solar wind speeds. (deacceleration of the heliosphere)
Changes in magnetic field stength of sunspots, the years delay in the jetstream below the suns surface are all pointing at the elephants at the door and coming in the room.