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Airport Runway Names Shift with Magnetic Field

August 23, 2018
Earth’s shifting magnetic field affects airports and airline operations, including runway names. NCEI’s World Magnetic Model is a guide.

Navigating Our Planet with Magnetic Models

August 22, 2018
Our scientists have produced the World Magnetic Model and the Enhanced Magnetic Model to help improve magnetic navigation.

Become a Citizen Scientist with Our CrowdMag App

August 14, 2018
You can help us improve the accuracy of magnetic navigation by tracking changes in Earth’s magnetic field with the CrowdMag app.