Recent north magnetic pole acceleration towards Siberia caused by flux lobe elongation

  title={Recent north magnetic pole acceleration towards Siberia caused by flux lobe elongation},
  author={Philip W. Livermore and Christopher C. Finlay and Matthew Bayliff},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
The wandering of Earth’s north magnetic pole, the location where the magnetic field points vertically downwards, has long been a topic of scientific fascination. Since the first in situ measurements in 1831 of its location in the Canadian arctic, the pole has drifted inexorably towards Siberia, accelerating between 1990 and 2005 from its historic speed of 0–15 km yr −1 to its present speed of 50–60 km yr −1 . In late October 2017 the north magnetic pole crossed the international date line… 

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