magnetic inclination

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Synonyms for magnetic inclination

(physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

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Northern values of magnetic inclination or intensity for Silvereyes may be a navigational marker to cease oriented migration or to disperse randomly or longitudinally.
Values (nT = nanoTesla) for total magnetic intensity and magnetic inclination during holding and testing of Australian Silvereyes.
The statistical method of McFadden and Reid (1982) was used to determine the maximum likelihood estimate of the magnetic inclination of the respective components, and to estimate the precision parameter (k) and associated confidence limits.
The reference magnetic inclination at the site slowly changed in time from negative to positive, representing the slow northward drift of the site across the equator into the northern hemisphere.
Its magnetic inclination tends approximately north to south, parallel to the East Pacific Rise ridge axis.