posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 12:09 PM
Originally posted by Frank Dinkle
Someone had posted before that the graphs and simulation are in fact just simulations and not 100% actual readings of the field. The simulations are
created based on the solar wind speeds, densities, maybe some other factors and not actual electrical / magnetic measurements of the field.
The simulations are graphics based on actual measurements - much like graphs
are graphics based on data - the graphics themselves are not
"real" but they ARE based on real information.
So when you see the simulation doing funky things it could be quite normal.
It's only a problem when you view one pic in isolation - If you compare the different graphic representations, you can see the changes. Just like
The 6.6 EQ in the Kermadecs happened today at 13:03 UTC; antar's pic is from 13:22 UTC - it doesn't show much disruption in the field - but now, at
16:17 UTC the field is much more disrupted.
...What I've been observing is that the magnetic field often is more disrupted after
a quake, between 2 - 14 hours. Which is why I think
there's a feedback loop happening...
COMPARE to the pic from March 30. 2011, showing a totally scrambled magnetic field - worst I've ever seen.
Hope that helps.