Atmospheric Magnetic Polarity
Name: Kyle D.
Does the atmosphere around the Earth have a certain
magnetic polarity pattern? Such as North or South of a certain position
has negative or positive pull.
If one were in a "space ship" viewing the Earth from a distance and had he
appropriate magnetic probe, the Earth's magnetic field would look like a
spherical bar magnet and you could detect the lines of magnetic force. The
Earth's magnetic field changes due to solar flares and various atmospheric
conditions. It also varies due to changes in the molten center of the Earth
in very complex and not well understood ways.
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Update: June 2012