magnetic inclination


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magnetic inclination

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Noun1.magnetic inclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizonmagnetic inclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
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Co-author Robert Gegear, PhD, assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at WPI, explained, "Our study shows that monarchs use a sophisticated magnetic inclination compass system for navigation similar to that used by much larger-brained migratory vertebrates such as birds and sea turtles.
Robert Gegear, co-author and assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at WPI, said the study showed that monarchs "use a sophisticated magnetic inclination compass system for navigation similar to that used by much larger-brained migratory vertebrates such as birds and sea turtles.
A simulated northern displacement (SimN) was produced by decreasing both magnetic inclination and total intensity to values found to the north of the normal wintering range for the Tasmanian population of Silvereyes.