magnetic south


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magnetic south

n.
The direction toward the magnetic south pole, toward which the south-seeking arrow of a compass points when free from local magnetic influence.
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1909: The magnetic South Pole was found by Ernest Shackleton.
1909 British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole.
1906 - Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen discovers the Magnetic South Pole.
The devices output switch on with a magnetic south pole of sufficient strength to the part marking surface for SOT23 and SIP3, while SC59 packaged devices work with opposite pole for the same effect.
The output of the SOT23 and SIP3 packaged versions of these devices is switched on when a magnetic south pole of sufficient strength is presented to the part-marking surface, while the SC59 packaged devices work with the opposite pole for the same effect.
Edmond Halley introduced the isogonic lines or magnetic meridians in the southern hemisphere and Louis Duperrey situated the magnetic South Pole at 76[degrees]S and 135/6[degrees]E.
The solar wind approaching the Earth has a tendency to distort the magnetic field of the Earth, allowing a few of the charged particles from the sun to enter the atmosphere of the Earth at the magnetic south and north poles.
THE marker, known as the Ceremonial South Pole is circled by flags and stands yards from the magnetic South Pole - the pole indicated by compass.
He became one of the first men to reach the magnetic south pole, alongside Douglas Mawson and Professor Edgeworth David.
It has flipped quasi-regularly in Earth's past, so that magnetic north becomes magnetic south, and vice versa.
This can be checked with a compass, but, interestingly, magnetic south as measured by a compass and true south are not the same.
The result is a hugely refreshing book that details the historic and scientific impetus to locate the magnetic South Pole, to prove Darwin's theory of evolution, and to understand ice landscapes, and Southern Hemisphere meteorology and oceanography.