About this episode
The magnetic field that enshrouds Earth is generated by processes deep within the planet’s interior, which geologists still don’t fully understand. Among the effects that remain poorly studied are brief variations in the strength of the magnetic field, which occur over timescales of several decades. Through detailed mathematical analysis, Dr Klaudio Peqini and Professor Bejo Duka, both at the University of Tirana in Albania, explore how these variations could arise from changes in the flows of material at the boundary between Earth’s core, and its thick layer of mantle.
Original Article Reference
This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Small-scale velocity field at the Core-Mantle Boundary constructed from the gufm1 global model’, from AIP Conference Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5135405
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