"The location of the north magnetic pole appears to be governed by two large-scale patches of magnetic field, one beneath Canada and one beneath Siberia," said Phil Livermore, a Geomagnetist
at the University of Leeds, at the American Geophysical Union meeting.
"The fact that the pole is going fast makes this region more prone to large errors," Arnaud Chulliat, a geomagnetist
at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, told Nature.
Taylor, a geomagnetist
at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
"Their ideas have some merit and could be correct, but they are extremely speculative and by no means proven,' comments geomagnetist
"One of the things the jerk has done is to encourage the geomagnetic community to push for a long-term observation program of the field from space" to complement ground stations, says geomagnetist
Christopher Harrison at the University of Miami in Florida.