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Magnetic rocks- their effect on compass use and navigation in Tasmania

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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 03:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:33
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13644
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