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The Geomagnetic Field: Frequently Asked Questions
This is a group of frequently asked questions and answers about Earth's magnetic field and poles, the magnetic compass, magnetic reversals, and geomagnetic models. Links to maps and illustrations are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-538
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Geophysical Data Center