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Magnetic rocks- their effect on compass use and navigation in Tasmania
Leaman, DE (1997) Magnetic rocks- their effect on compass use and navigation in Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 131. pp. 73-77. ISSN 0080-4703
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The common and uncritical use of the magnetic compass by oriemeers and walkers in Tasmania may lead to severe error. Rocks in many localities are imensely magnetised and their local field can strongly influence the pointing of a compass. Repeated observation against transect alignments may be necessary to minimise the problems.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 73-77|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||22 May 2012 03:52|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:33|
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