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December 16, 2014

Navigating the World Just Got Easier with the New World Magnetic Model for 2015–2020

The Earth's magnetic field has been used for navigation since ancient times. Magnetic navigation has continued to improve alongside transportation technologies so that now magnetic models are used in planes, ships and even in your smartphones. To improve magnetic navigation, NOAA scientists at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in Boulder, Colorado, have tracked the