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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, vol. 131 , pp. 73-77 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.131.73.

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Abstract

The common and uncritical use of the magnetic compass by orienteers and walkers in Tasmania may lead to severe error. Rocks in many localities are intensely 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
Authors/Creators:Leaman, DE
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.131.73
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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