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Name: Kyle D.
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Age: 15
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Date: 12/11/2004


Question:
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.


Replies:
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.

Vince Calder



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