Solar flares send navigators off in the wrong direction

Bown, William
June 1991
New Scientist;6/22/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1774, p15
Discusses the opinion of Bill Stewart, head of geomagnetism at the British Geological Survey (BGS) on the effect of solar flares on compass readings. Belief that storm warnings should be issued to navigators when solar flares threaten to disrupt the Earth's magnetic field; Last weeks' solar flare; Inertial navigation systems; Comment of Tony King, head of a division of the British company, GEC-Ferranti.


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