Mount Meru Magnetic Mountain At The North Pole

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Re: Mount Meru Magnetic Mountain At The North Pole

Post by Flatserious on Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:55 am

I live in northern Canada and have met some Inuit who have moved to my community. It has been about 10 years now since they were forced to live in communities and not allowed to do open hunting. The communities were around since the early 1900s but were voluntary. Now biologists have banned caribou hunting among other animals that they have sustained for over 6000 years. Only in the past 10 years has their pre built communities been overcrowded and they are forced to pay ridiculous amounts for food. Of the ones I met, some were part of a very northern community. They were huddled first as icebreakers were stranding some up north. There is land up there and mountains. In the past few years, some have been hired as escorts for the military. They patrol the ice sheets and borders using the Inuit as survival guides. I think the Inuit have much information passed down from generations of living up there. Only problem is, most don't know English. Google earth shows water at the pole.... I await winter now to see if any make their way south. Food prices are increased in winter so some come here instead of going broke. Where I live is the last commercial airport to the north of Ontario. I will attempt to get video testimony of the knowledge they have and what they have seen before they were herded into small towns.

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Re: Mount Meru Magnetic Mountain At The North Pole

Post by Birdog770 on Thu May 11, 2017 7:21 pm

When I was in the military and we had to pass the land nav course, we learned to convert true/magnetic north to grid north. "The difference between grid north and magnetic north is called the grid-magnetic (G-M) angle"
After using your compass you would typically add about 9 degrees to find the correct reading on the map.
With that said, on maps where all of the lines of longitude meet is not where the actual true/magnetic north is located.
So when trying to speculate where the actual north pole is using current maps will probably be hundreds of miles of off depending on the G-M angle.
Just google "land navigation grid north magnetic north" and look at the army study guide.
Hopefully this adds some value on the subject.

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