The hunt continues….

I am seeking a rational explanation for the planetary magnetic field, the pole shift, the existence of “hot spots” (Hawaii is formed from a hot spot, and Yellowstone is over a hot spot), the probability of the Coriolis Effect* also existing in the mantle (the molten metal part of the planetary layers), and how the core generates a magnetic field.  Here are links that have helped me understand this, so Sage Goddard can explain it to you in the story!

*Coriolis Effect: This is what happens to the winds and anything thrown for a long distance.  Because the planet is spinning, anything launched or air flowing over the planet will curve in a “backwards” direction from your perspective on the surface.  The winds are remaining stationary while the planet rotates and thus their path of travel curves backwards.  I have a link here for this too.

The Coriolis Effect and what it does and  looks like.

Why planet Earth bulges at the equator.

A good diagram of the Winds and their flow patterns.

Is Earth’s Core made of Iron-Nickel crystals?

And for a few reminders to myself.  I’ve added some “force” links.

Now I am one of those people who has “two rights”. Ha ha ha.  Only funny when you have lots of time to get lost!  So, to help remember some “rules” of electrical and other forces here are some videos:

The Amazing Right Hand Rule

The Left Hand Rule – negative electronics, N, to positive, S.

Ha! I love teaching videos – Torque and Moment of Inertia Part 1



More research – Plate Tetonics – actual NASA maps – and Theory

Here is a NASA map of which direction the plates are moving – important to my theoretical proposal by Sage Goddard in his class. Luckily my research is proving out my theory! (Ahem, his theory).

The Nasa Plate Mapping Graph


Here is a Place Holder for a video I found – the one I am keeping track of is Number 48 from a series of 85 from KhanAcademy, talking about how convection makes the plates move. You may have to search to number 48 or specifically search the title “Plates Moving Due to Convection in Mantle”. You Tube has the series. I don’t want to lose track of it.

Number 50 is “Compositional and Mechanical Layers of the Earth”. Also important to my theory.


Doing the Research!

I have spent a fascinating week researching the ice ages, the magnetic pole flip and earthquake patterns. See, total geek, that’s me! But my theory is shaping up. It is amazing how much work a few pages of a book can be! The good news is that I enjoy every minute of it.

If anyone wants to follow along, the best reports I have found are here:

Confirmed! Orbital Cycles Control Ice Ages

Climate change Past and Future

And one You Tube video that was very well done:

Earths Precession and what is 12-21-12 really about

So, Sage, my main character, is putting all this together into his theory.  Which is secret!


Talk to you all later!  Nikki