Updated World Magnetic Model shows magnetic north pole continuing to push toward Siberia

Phys.org  December 17, 2019 The team of researchers that maintain the World Magnetic Model (WMM) has updated it and released it a year ahead of schedule due to the speed with which the pole is moving. The model is normally updated every five years. The model is maintained jointly by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the British Geological Survey. Data for the model comes from satellites and 160 land-based observatories. It is currently not known why the poles drift nor is the mechanism driving them understood. Since 1831 the north magnetic pole has traveled 1,400 miles since […]