Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics

[S-IT22] Interaction and Coevolution of the Core and Mantle in the Earth and Planets

Tue. May 22, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Tsuyoshi Iizuka(University of Tokyo), Hidetoshi Shibuya(Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University), Taku Tsuchiya(愛媛大学地球深部ダイナミクス研究センター, 共同), Kenji Ohta(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

[SIT22-P33] On the geomagnetic direction changes and time constant of the core inferred from the geomagnetic secular variations

*Tadahiro Hatakeyama1,2, Hidetoshi Shibuya3, Nobutatsu Mochizuki4 (1.Information Processing Center, Okayama University of Science, 2.Graduate Schoolof Geo- and Biosphere Science, Okayama University of Science, 3.Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 4.Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University)

Keywords:Geomagnetic Secular Variation, Paleomagnetism, Geodynamo, Core Dynamics

The magnetic field of the Earth is generated by the electromagnetic fluid dynamics in the Outer Core of the planet, so that the temporal periodicity seems poor. The results of the studies of the paleosecular variation form lava flows (PSVL) indicate that observation for a hundred thousand years is necessary and enough to cover the directional distribution of the geomagnetic secular variation (GSV). That time constant is longer than the magnetic diffusion time in the conductive core.

Here we show the result of the comparison between the temporal and directional coverages from the various paleomagnetic studies from PSVL, lake sediments and archaeomagnetic sites, and global GSV models. The result indicates that the time for which the geomagnetic direction changes can cover the whole GSV without excursion is less than a hundred thousand years and close to the magnetic diffusion time of the outer and inner core.