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Geomagnetics for Aeronautical Safety

Part of the series NATO Security through Science Series pp 213-230

GEOMAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS FOR AERONAUTICS

  • JEAN L. RASSONAffiliated withInstitut Royal Météorologique de Belgique

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Abstract

Anybody who has been on the open sea without visual clues for orientation or, worse, trapped in the dark by a sudden failure of the lighting system, knows how easy it is to feel lost. If a navigation system is available, then there is a means to calming down and finding your way.