north magnetic pole


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north magnetic pole

[′nȯrth mag′ned·ik ′pōl]
(astronomy)
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I am the first Omani, the first GCC national and the first Arab to walk to the North Magnetic Pole.
The plan is to finish at the last certified position of the North Magnetic Pole, 32km from Isachson, on Ellef Ringnes Island sometime in the beginning of May.
Dr Mike Stroud claimed the BBC show led viewers to believe its three stars had gone to the North Pole when they actually only went to the North Magnetic Pole.
In 1988, Thayer trekked solo to the North Magnetic Pole without dogsled or snowmobile.
The Pink Lady PoleCats had been due to set off yesterday on the Scott Dunn Polar Challenge from Canada to the North Magnetic Pole.
The head of the fish is pointing toward the North Magnetic Pole.
Detailed studies of the angular relationships of hotspot trails show that the distance to the north magnetic pole, and by assumption the north geographic pole (= spin axis), has changed by up to 8 mm/y over the past 100 Ma, providing evidence for "true polar wander" or movement of hotspots relative to the geographic pole (Duncan and Richards, 1991).
One of these all-but-unknowns was Captain John Ross, a complex and stubborn sea dog who sailed farther into the unknown than anyone else, discovered the north magnetic pole, and befriended the Inuit.
In 1996 they organised an expedition with a difference when they successfully took 10 novices selected from 500 applicants on the first ever televised trek to the North Magnetic Pole, dubbed The Ultimate Challenge.
The challenge, which starts in Resolute Bay in Northern Canada and ends at the North Magnetic Pole near Isachsen, involves each competitor man-hauling all their provisions and equipment on sleds, weighing up to 70 kilos.
Sir John's nephew, James Clark Ross, went on to explore the area reaching the North Magnetic Pole at Cape Adelaide, on the west coast of Boothia Peninsula.
My first Arctic winter trip was to the North Magnetic Pole as young assistant to northern Canada's head of government.

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