Is There a Geomagnetic Component Involved with the Determination of G?

Michael A. Persinger, Linda S. St-Pierre
2014 International journal of geosciences  
We compared the small quantitative changes (range) in G over repeated measures (days) with recently improved methods of determinations and those recorded over 20 years ago. The range in the Newtonian constant of gravitation G is usually in the order of 400 ppm as reflected in experimentally-determined values. The moderate strength negative correlation between daily fluctuations in G, in the range of 3 × 10 −3 of the average value, and an index of global geomagnetic activity reported by
more » ... eported by Vladimirsky and Bruns in 1998 was also found for the daily fluctuations in the angular deflection θ (in arcseconds) and geomagnetic activity within 24 hr for the Quinn et al. 2013 data. A temporal coupling between increases of geomagnetic activity in the order of 10 −9 T with decreases in G in the order of 10 −14 m 3 ·kg −1 ·s −2 could suggest a recondite shared source of variance. The energy equivalence for this change in G and geomagnetic activity within 1 L of water is ~3 × 10 −14 J.
doi:10.4236/ijg.2014.54042 fatcat:4fpymnd2xnehbmchgfh5unzspa