Chapter 3

The South Magnetic Pole wandered off the continental shelf!

Unheralded by the scientific press, the South Magnetic Pole had wandered off the Antarctic continental shelf in 1983 (Fig 8).

magnetic pole wandered off antarctic continental shelf 1983
Fig 8. Historic track of wandering South Magnetic Pole. Magnetic pole wandered off the Antarctic continental shelf in 1983 into the peripheral polar vortex of extreme weather. NOAA data. 1983 label added. Available URL http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/image/south_dip_poles.png

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