mawingho
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Isogonic Lines

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:33 pm

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_variation

"Magnetic declination is the angle between magnetic north (the direction the north end of a compass needle points) and true north. The declination is positive when the magnetic north is east of true north. The term magnetic variation is a synonym, and is more often used in navigation. Isogonic lines are where the declination has the same value, and the lines where the declination is zero are called agonic lines."

I still do not quite understand the last sentence about Isogonic Lines, anyone knows?
 
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RE: Isogonic Lines

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:49 pm

Quoting mawingho (Thread starter):
Isogonic lines are where the declination has the same value, and the lines where the declination is zero are called agonic lines."

Sounds like isogonic lines are the set of continuous points where the magnetic variation stays constant.

So if you start somewhere with a magnetic variation of, say, +5 degrees, then the line you follow to maintain a magnetic variation of +5 degrees is an isogonic line.
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RE: Isogonic Lines

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:52 pm

Agonic lines are simply joining points where the declination is zero ... i.e. no difference between true and magnetic.

A compass will point to true North on this line.

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RE: Isogonic Lines

Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:50 pm

If you're familiar with contour lines on a map, isogonic lines use the same principle. Just like every point on a contour line has the same altitude, every point on an isogonic line has the same magnetic variation.

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RE: Isogonic Lines

Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:46 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
If you're familiar with contour lines on a map

... or weather of course, showing the pressure with isobars ... iso meaning 'equal'


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RE: Isogonic Lines

Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:04 am

isotherms
isotachs
isopleths
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RE: Isogonic Lines

Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:25 am

Here's an example of isogonic lines in the United States. As mentioned magnetic variation is the same along the lines.

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):

isotherms
isotachs
isopleths

isohyets.
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RE: Isogonic Lines

Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:33 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 6):
isohyets

isobronts  
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RE: Isogonic Lines

Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:23 pm

Quoting Rara (Reply 7):
isobronts

isocubes: Line connecting points in a chilled beverage where freezing temperatures occur.
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RE: Isogonic Lines

Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:20 pm

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 8):
Quoting Rara (Reply 7):
isobronts

isocubes: Line connecting points in a chilled beverage where freezing temperatures occur.

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RE: Isogonic Lines

Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:53 pm

isohorny.

i managed to make myself laugh and grimace at the same time with that one.
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