magnetic north pole


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magnetic north pole

n.
The northern pole of the earth's magnetic field, currently located in the Arctic islands of Canada.
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Tybalt said the proximity of the magnetic North Pole hampers compass readings and sailors also have to use lead-weighted rope to check water depth.
Judges who presided over the event included Nabil al Busaidy, the first Arab to reach the magnetic North Pole, Fatma al Nabhani, international tennis player and Areej al Balushi, fashionista and fashion blogger, all of who have a huge fan following on social media.
NATIONAL DAY OF TUNISIA 1831: The magnetic North Pole was located by Sir James Clark Ross on his Arctic exploration expedition with Admiral Parry.
The teams faced treacherous conditions during the trek and arrived at the Magnetic North Pole exhausted.
He said: "My friend John Houston is going to walk to the magnetic North Pole with a team of folk and play a game of sevens.
In April 2009, he became the first Arab to walk to the magnetic North Pole, pulling a sledge weighing up to 50 kg, for 650 km, in temperatures regularly as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.
Oman's Nabeel Al Busaidi, the first Arab to walk 650km to the magnetic North Pole and the first Arab to row 4,600km across the Atlantic Ocean, is now eager to ensure he can inspire communities, especially the younger generation.
1831: The magnetic North Pole was located |by Sir James Clark Ross on his Arctic exploration expedition with Admiral Parry.
The researchers exposed the atoms to a carefully crafted magnetic field, which caused the compass needles to orient themselves toward a single point in space--as if someone had placed an isolated magnetic north pole there.
The race took place almost 30 miles below the magnetic North Pole as the Arctic ice floats and shifts.
The magnetic North Pole has an intensity gradient of roughly 58 microtesla, while the equator is about 24 microtesla.
GEOMAGNETIC REVERSAL The magnetic North Pole flips from north to south every few hundred thousand years.