What is magnetic deviation?

The Earth's magnetic field is distorted or deviates from normal in the presents of ferrous material. These distortions or deviations can be compensated for within magnetic compasses by calibrating them to account for this magnetic deviation.

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Posted: Thu, Jun 19, 2008 10:50 AM
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