joi, 6 ianuarie 2011

Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole impacts Tampa airport


- TAMPA - Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached -- of all places -- Tampa International Airport.
The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth's magnetic north. Full story:

* National Geographic (Dec 24, 2009): North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux... National Geographic: Earth's Core, Magnetic Field Changing Fast, Study Says... Science News: Simulations And Ancient Magnetism Suggest Mantle Plumes May Bend Deep Beneath Earth's Crust: