Modelling the world's magnetism

Hamilton, Brian; Macmillan, Susan. 2011 Modelling the world's magnetism. Planet Earth, Spring.

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People have been finding their way with compasses for many centuries, but the Earth's magnetism is a more complex business, and in most places a compass doesn't point exactly towards the North Pole. Brian Hamilton and Susan Macmillan explain how understanding our planet's changing magnetic field helps keep us facing the right direction.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Earth hazards and systems
ISSN: 1479-2605
Additional Keywords: Magnetism, magnetic field, World Magnetic Model
Date made live: 05 Jul 2011 08:00 +0 (UTC)

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