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Originally posted by Truth1000
Okay, guys, let's get back on track here.
First, the exact size and distribution varies, but not too greatly. It has little effect inside the physiological atmosphere, so airliners and their passengers receive more radiation than on the surface of the Earth, but less than double that of airliners anywhere else.
Secondly, I am not a "pole shifter" and there is ZERO evidence the South Atlantic Anomaly is evidence that a pole shift is underway. NASA and the Air Force, for different reasons, monitor all of the variances in the Van Allen Belts and the magnetosphere, and the scientists I worked with at KSC (NASA) and Cape Canaveral AFS (USAF) were concerned about a lot of things, but not a pole shift in our lifetimes.
Whe the Anomaly is the largest one, there are many smaller variations in the Van Allen Belts, as well as upper atmosphere itself. As I mentioned earlier, some are tied to Earth anomalies, such as magnetic distortions, etc., while others are as puzzling as the South Atlantic Anomaly. A few such variations disappear, then reappear, while others are continuous, but seem to wander around a bit.
You guys can keep looking for information, but you don't have to go to "other than normal" scientific sites. Believe me, the information we will be discussing about this topic will be plenty interesting without any of that added. For the time being, let's stick to the science, please.
Originally posted by Truth1000
Therefore, when all of these various scientists sit down and discuss/argue what the South Atlantic Anomaly is, how it came to be, and what can we do with it, it was both entertaining and very enlightening. There are areas of tectonic plate movements that are responsible for both volcanoes and earthquakes, but below the Anomaly the tectonic plates are fairly stable. Nevertheless, below the tectonic plates are layered segments of the Earth's composition that are the components that cause the tectonic plates to move. The deeper layers of core materials have some unusual characteristics in this area. In one of these deep layers, instead of the sort of migration of that layer as it circulates, there is a rotational component not seen in many other areas, with the equipment available at that time. Because of the composition of this layer, this rotational component would flow of the core out of this area, and would hold the electro-magnetic forces in a relatively localized area. According to several of the geologists and physicists, this could explain the variability of the Van Allen Belt and the Anomaly itself. Of all of the theories I have heard, this has been the one most agreed upon, and the one which I tend to believe. While this is the most suitable explanation, it also raises many other questions and problems. But that will have to be another post.
Originally posted by seentoomuch
reply to post by Truth1000
Okay, now to the main reason I'm responding to your post, The Anomaly. My first thought on hearing that there was a rotational motion moving out from the core was envisioning the magnetic field feeding into both poles. It sounds like the earth is breathing in at the poles and expelling at the equator, lol. I'm basing this crazy idea on the little info on what the material is beneath The Anomaly. I'm also picturing plumes shooting out from the sun, the sun discharging, sounds similar. Also, what shape is this underground outward rotation taking, is it tornado shaped? I'm not saying it's a tornado, just the shape. Also, what direction is it spinning? Also, is there any magnetic spin to the airspace above and the radiation in space? And if so, is it reversed from the spin under The Anomaly?
Lots of questions, but lol, you've got my poor little mind spinning on this and I'm enjoying every minute of it,
It's Greatly Appreciated,
edit on 2/4/2011 by seentoomuch because: (no reason given)