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Description: This Xerte resource is a translation of the original UKESCC courseware resource developed using Authorware at the University of Derby covering the use of a compass clinometer. It deals with the following sub-topics: 1. Description of the instrument; 2. Magnetic variation correction; 3. Taking a sight bearing; 4. Determining grid references; 5. Measuring dip and strike; 6. Measuring thickness; 7. Sources of error; 8. Self assessment.
Keywords: geology • compass • clinometer • dip • strike • plunge • azimuth • direction • bearing • plane • line • magnetic north • true north • grid north • grid reference • topographic map • locate position • magnetic variation • Earth science • UKESCC • UKOER • GEESOER
Categories: Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical > Magnetic
Created by: T. J. Peter Williams, The University of Liverpool
Dr. Alan Boyle, The University of Liverpool
UK Earth Science Courseware Consortium
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Date created: 14 July 2010
Date added: 12 July 2011
Resource ID: 3675