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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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In what circumstances would we need to know the magnetic declination of our location?

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The circumstances in which one would need to know the magnetic declination of our location.

Explanation

The angular deviation between the true north symbolized by a start representing Polaris to the magnetic north is known as magnetic declination. The compass points always the magnetic north. Hence, if the magnetic declination is known, the angle could be corrected and readjusted in the compass to travel in the direction of true north...

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