north magnetic pole

north magnetic pole
north magnetic pole,
the point on the earth's surface toward which a magnetic needle points; the pole of the earth's magnetic field. Its location varies slightly from year to year but is about 800 miles from the North Pole, near Ellef Ringnes Island in northern Canada.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • North Magnetic Pole — Magnetic North redirects here, for other uses see Magnetic North (disambiguation) Part of the Carta Marina of 1539 by Olaus Magnus, depicting the location of magnetic north vaguely conceived as Insula Magnetu[m] (Latin for Island of Magnets ) off …   Wikipedia

  • north-magnetic pole — šiaurės magnetinis polius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. north magnetic pole vok. magnetischer Nordpol, m; nordmagnetischer Pol, m rus. магнитный северный полюс, m; северный магнитный полюс, m pranc. pôle nord de l’aimant, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • north magnetic pole — region in the north where a compass needle points, northern axis of the Earth s magnetic field …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Magnetic pole strength — (symbol: p) is a physical quantity used to measure the strength of the pole of a bar magnet (or a hypothetical magnetic monopole). If there is an infinitely long wire where the electric current is I, then the magnetic pole strength is defined as… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnetic pole — may refer to: One of the two ends of a magnet The magnetic poles of astronomical bodies, a special case of magnets, two special cases of which are the Geomagnetic poles: The North Magnetic Pole of planet Earth, a point where the north end of a… …   Wikipedia

  • magnetic pole — 1. the region of a magnet toward which the lines of magnetic induction converge (south pole) or from which the lines of induction diverge (north pole). 2. either of the two points on the earth s surface where the dipping needle of a compass… …   Universalium

  • north-seeking pole — noun the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely • Syn: ↑positive pole, ↑positive magnetic pole • Hypernyms: ↑pole, ↑magnetic pole * * * noun : north pole 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Magnetic pole — Pole Pole, n. [L. polus, Gr. ? a pivot or hinge on which anything turns, an axis, a pole; akin to ? to move: cf. F. p[^o]le.] 1. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth s axis; as, the north pole.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic pole — n. 1. either pole of a magnet, where the magnetic lines of force seem to be concentrated 2. either point on the earth s surface toward which the needle of a magnetic compass points: the north and south magnetic poles do not precisely coincide… …   English World dictionary

  • South Magnetic Pole — Locations of South Magnetic Pole from direct observation and model prediction.[1] For additional general information about the Earth s magnetic poles, see North Magnetic Pole. The Earth s South Magnetic Pole is the wandering point on the Eart …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”