Hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky in different parts of the world; off-season snow, super storms and flooding on unexpected locations – all these are happening now, and many are asking why. One common theory being proposed by many (including myself) to explain these events is that the fluctuations on Earth’s magnetic field / magnetosphere are to blame.
Earth's magnetic field is rapidly fading. Today it is about 10 percent weaker than it was when German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss started keeping tabs on it in 1845, scientists say.
If the trend continues, the field may collapse altogether and then reverse. Compasses would point south instead of north - an event known as a geomagnetic pole reversal.
Earth’s magnetic field protects us from solar storms and cosmic rays. A weakening magnetic field also means this protection is vulnerable. According to new observations from NASA's IMAGE spacecraft and the joint NASA/European Space Agency Cluster satellites, immense cracks sometimes develop in Earth's magnetosphere and remain open for hours. This allows the electrically charged solar wind to gush through and power stormy space weather.
Migratory birds depend heavily on Earth’s magnetic field for protection and direction, and abrupt changes on this field could prove fatal to them.
Some scientists have made a correlation between Earth’s magnetic field and global weather:
I personally believe that a geomagnetic pole reversal will result to stronger and cooler winds, and will be the start of a new
Let me explain my theories about this, and also my predictions as to what will happen, if ever Earth’s magnetic poles will reverse. But first, we must review some of the basic science about Earth’s magnetic field and electromagnetism in general.
Earth has two types of poles, the geographic poles and the magnetic poles.
The geographic poles: the North Pole and the South Pole are the places on Earth's surface that Earth's imaginary spin axis passes through.
The magnetic poles: the North Magnetic Pole and the South Magnetic Pole are near, but not quite in the same places as, the geographic poles
Earth's magnetic field is approximately a
Earth's magnetic field is mostly caused by
The following data show that over the years, Earth's Magnetic poles are moving closer to its Geographic poles, i.e., the two poles are merging at an exponential rate!
Based upon the study of lava flows of
There is no clear theory as to how the geomagnetic reversals might have occurred . However, these events often involve an extended decline in field strength followed by a rapid recovery after the new orientation has been established. At present, the overall geomagnetic field is becoming weaker; the present strong deterioration corresponds to a 10–15% decline over the last 150 years and has accelerated in the past several years.
An electromagnet is a type of
My first theory is that the electric current flowing on Earth’s liquid outer core generates winds on Earth’s atmosphere moving in the same direction as the current, which, relative to the geographic pole is towards the North East and coming from the South West. This type of wind is called Southwesterly. The Hermetic saying “that which is below (in this case Earth’s liquid outer core) is the same as that which is above (Earth’s atmosphere) came to my mind when I first thought of this theory.
Current theories by
In addition to Earth’s internal electric current, one other factor that I believe affects the formation of longitudinal winds is Earth’s rotation.
The Earth rotates towards the east and this is currently believed by meteorologists to generate
A quick inspection of the winds generated by Earth’s internal electric current (Westerlies) and its rotation (Easterlies) will show that they tend to cancel each other out. Furthermore, since the strengths of these winds vary latitudinally, there will be latitude locations where the Westerlies are stronger, and latitude locations where the Easterlies are stronger. Lastly, since the Westerlies are opposite in direction with the Easterlies, their merging together produces air friction which considerably warms the air temperature.
Earth’s Longitudinal Winds:
If we now combine the Easterlies caused by Earth’s rotation with the Westerlies caused by Earth’s electric current, we get the following graph of Earth’s longitudinal winds:
The Easterly winds caused by Earth’s rotation are nil in the geographic poles but grows stronger and is strongest towards the Equator. Thus, the difference between the stronger Westerlies caused by Earth’s electric current and the weaker Easterlies caused by Earth’s rotation gets smaller and smaller from the Polar Fronts towards near the Equator. Those areas where the dominating Westerlies grow relatively weaker and weaker compared to the Polar Fronts are called the
Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
The location of the Intertropical convergence zone varies over time. Over land, it moves northward and southward across the equator following the sun's
The movement of the sun’s zenith point is caused by the tilt of Earth’s geographical axis with respect to its orbit around the sun. Furthermore, the northward and southward movement of the ITCZ across the equator creates Coriolis forces that on certain seasons almost cancel out the Easterly winds caused by Earth’s rotation, and this is why the ITCZ is also called the Doldrums due to its relatively weaker Easterly winds compared with the Hadley Cells / Trade Winds.
The ITCZ is supposedly located exactly along the Sun’s zenith point, and yet a quick inspection of the graph below shows that the January ITCZ and the July ITCZ are located more northward than their corresponding January and July Sun’s zenith point. This mystery is solved I believe if my theory is correct that Earth’s internal electric current generates southerly winds. These southerly winds move the ITCZ more northward than it should be if its location is determined solely by the location of sun’s zenith point. Since the ITCZ is being pushed northward by Earth’s internal electric current, thunderstorms and hurricanes occur more often in the northern hemisphere than the southern hemisphere.