Angular distance between the horizontal and the direction of a line of force of the earth’s magnetic field at any point. Also called DIP, MAGNETIC INCLINATION.



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MAGNETIC DIRECTION

Horizontal direction expressed as angular distance from magnetic north. magnetic diurnal variation. Oscillations of the earth’s magnetic field which have a periodicity of about a day and which depend to a close approximation only on local time and geographic latitude. Also called MAGNETIC DAILY VARIATION.

LINE OF FORCE

A line indicating the direction in which a force acts, as in a magnetic field

MERCATOR DIRECTION

Horizontal direction of a rhumb line, expressed as angular distance from a reference direction. Also called RHUMB DIRECTION.

GREAT CIRCLE DIRECTION

Horizontal direction of a great circle, expressed as angular distance from a reference direction.

TRUE DIRECTION

Horizontal direction expressed as angular distance from true north.

RHUMB-LINE COURSE

The direction of the rhumb line from the point of departure to the destination, expressed as the angular distance from a reference direction, usually north. Also called MERCATOR COURSE.

RHUMB BEARING

The direction of a rhumb line through two terrestrial points, expressed angular distance from a reference direction. It is usually measured from 000° at the reference direction clockwise through 360°. Also called MERCATOR BEARING.

GRID DIRECTION

Horizontal direction expressed as angular distance from grid north. Grid direction i

RELATIVE DIRECTION

Horizontal direction expressed as angular distance from heading.

COMPASS DIRECTION

Horizontal direction expressed as angular distance from compass north

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