In this paper, Clifford Carnicom tests the premise that there have been recent reports of a magnetic field orientation change in certain locations of up to five degrees. Any relatively sudden directional change in the orientation of the magnetic field of up to five degrees would be a phenomenal event. A digital logging magnetometer is often running at Carnicom's location (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and attention is focused on unusual magnetic field activity. A measurement has been taken at this location on this date, and it is reported there is no unusual or unexpected value of magnetic declination occurring on this date, and at this time and location.
This page describes the construction of a relatively simple magnetometer which is useful in detecting local variations in the earth’s magnetic field. Images are included showing the construction of an actual working unit, and an initial measurement using this magnetometer represent significant and detectable variability in the earth’s local magnetic field. Analysis of data under collection will be presented in a separate section. Data that has been collected for this topic is available in an earlier Carnicom paper titled PREDICTING THE OPERATIONS: SUNSPOTS AND HUMIDITY from September 3, 2002.
Readers are encouraged to construct a similar or improved magnetometer and begin collecting data that can be used to correlate any variations in magnetic field activity with the onset of aerosol operations.