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  North Pole | Koordinaten / Informationen / Encyclopedia of terms - North Pole
The Geomagnetic North Pole is the pole of the Earth's geomagnetic field's dipole moment (somewhat confusingly, it is technically the south pole of the dipole).
Similar poles exist in the Pacific and Indian oceans, and there is a dry land pole of inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
The Geomagnetic North Pole is the pole of the Earth's geomagnetic field closest to true north.
www.koordinaten.de /english/encyclopedia/north_pole.shtml   (2791 words)

  
 Pole of Inaccessibility — Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica
The location of the southern Pole of Inaccessibility is open to some debate, depending on whether one defines the edge of Antarctica by the edge of the ice that rests on land, or the edge of the ice sheet, including the ice shelves.
These vehicles were driven from McMurdo to the South Pole in the 1960-61 season, and were used on two traverses between the Pole and the Transantarctic Mountains prior to the QMLT traverses.
The QMLT I traverse left South Pole on 4 December 1964, and arrived at the Pole of Inaccessibility on 28 January 1965.
traverse.npolar.no /historical-traverses/pole-of-inaccessibility   (1342 words)

  
  North Pole at AllExperts
The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth and is on the opposite side of the Earth from the South Pole.
The term North Pole by itself usually refers to this definition.# The Magnetic North Pole is one of the two poles of the Earth's geomagnetic field's dipole moment, specifically the one that is closest to the geographic north pole.
Similar poles exist in the Pacific and Indian oceans, and there is a dry land pole of inaccessibility in the Antarctic.
en.allexperts.com /e/n/no/north_pole.htm   (3380 words)

  
 South Pole at AllExperts
The Geographic South Pole is the one of two points where the earth's axis of rotation intersects the surface (the other being the Geographic North Pole).
The South Geomagnetic Pole is the point where the axis of the best-fitting tilted dipole intersects the Earth's surface in the southern hemisphere.
On the road to the Pole, at another station, Sovetskaya, was established by the expedition, which existed between February 16, 1958 and January 3, 1959.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/so/south_pole.htm   (954 words)

  
 Always Look On the North Side of Life » North Pole
The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility – the point in the Arctic Ocean farthest from land, at 84°03′N, 174°51′W. The North Celestial Pole – an imaginary point in the northern sky towards which the Earth’s axis of rotation points.
The North Pole is significantly warmer than the South Pole because it lies at sea level in the middle of an ocean (which acts as a reservoir of heat), rather than at altitude in a continental land mass.
Planetary magnetic poles are defined analogously to the Earth’s magnetic poles: they are the locations on the planet’s surface at which the planet’s magnetic field lines are vertical.
www.notrh.com /2007/04/22/north-pole   (3678 words)

  
 WorldWideLearn.com North Pole Solo 2004 | The North Pole
The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility is defined as the point in the Arctic farthest from any coastline, and is at 84°03' North, 174°51' West.
Astronomers define the north "geographic" pole of a planet in the solar system by the planetary pole that is in the same ecliptic hemisphere as the Earth's North Pole.
The Earth's poles have done this repeatedly throughout history, and 500,000 years ago, the south magnetic pole was at the North Pole.
www.worldwidelearn.com /northpole/thepole   (568 words)

  
 North Pole
Pole Star The north star, alpha polaris in the constellation of Ursa Minor, is within 1½ degrees of the north pole of the celestial sphere, to which the north end of the earth's axis points.
From immemorial antiquity occultly it was taught that the south pole was the vent of the earth, and hence the abode of elemental entities, whether terrestrial or cosmic, or of inferior kinds.
Another teaching of theosophy in regard to the poles is that all civilizations originate in the far north of the globe, and through the revolving minor ages of a root-race gravitate gradually and steadily towards the south pole as they approach their end.
www.experiencefestival.com /north_pole   (3438 words)

  
 North Pole Summary
The Geographic North Pole, also known as True North, is the basis for the astronomic north pole, which is defined as approximately the point at which the axis of rotation meets the surface rotating counter-clockwise around the axis as observed from space.
The Magnetic North Pole is one of the two poles of the Earth's geomagnetic field's dipole moment, specifically the one that is closest to the geographic north pole.
The north and south poles of magnets (the dipoles) are named for the poles of the earth they are attracted to when used as compasses, which was one of the original uses of magnets (see magnetism).
www.bookrags.com /North_Pole   (5091 words)

  
 Guardian | Kites, crevasses and 'colostomy situations': the hard way to the Pole of Inaccessibility
The last time people arrived at the Pole of Inaccessibility was in 1958, when a team of Russians turned up in heavy-tracked vehicles and built a hut, complete with a bust of Vladimir Lenin on the roof.
From the Pole of Inaccessibility, the team will move to a rendezvous point and be airlifted to Vostok station 600 miles away.
Close to the geographic south pole, this is marked by a metal ball on a post, which is encircled by flags of the signatory nations of the Antarctic treaty.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,329685550-103690,00.html   (1024 words)

  
 Australian Antarctic Division - Poles
The distance between the south geographic pole and the south magnetic pole is approximately 2,858 kilometres.
The south magnetic pole is not fixed and its position moves about 5 kilometres a year presently in a north to northwesterly direction.
Either of two points of intersection of the surface of the Earth with the extended axis of a magnetic dipole which is assumed to be located at the centre of the Earth and approximates the source of the Earth's magnetic field.
www.aad.gov.au /default.asp?casid=1843   (650 words)

  
 The North Pole(s) - All Things Arctic
Although the Geographic North Pole is the one most commonly referred to -- and the one typically sought by Arctic adventurers -- there are actually three additional poles defined in the Arctic (and, correspondingly, in the Antarctic as well): the Magnetic North Pole, the Geomagnetic North Pole,and the North Pole of inaccessibility.
The Pole of Inaccessibility and the Geographic Pole are relatively fixed, while the Geomagnetic Pole wanders slightly, depending mainly on solar influences, and the Magnetic Pole migrates several miles annually.
Currently at latitude 78°30' North, 69° West the Geomagnetic Pole is significant to atmospheric scientists who study the effects of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
www.allthingsarctic.com /northpole/index.aspx   (618 words)

  
 Four North Poles in Arctic
Geographic North Pole (also known as True North): The northernmost point of the Earth as determined by the northern axis of its rotation.
Geomagnetic North Pole: The pole of the Earth's geomagnetic field that surrounds the Earth and extends into space as the magnetosphere.
North Pole of Inaccessibility: At approximately 85°N-175°W, this represents the point on the surface of the Arctic Ocean which is the farthest distance (about 1100 km / 684 miles) from any coastline.
www.athropolis.com /arctic-facts/fact-poles-four.htm   (272 words)

  
 South Pole travel guide - Wikitravel
Unlike the North Pole, which is nothing but a sheet of ice floating on the surface of the Arctic Ocean, the geographic South Pole is located on solid ground, allowing a permanent research station to be built at the site of the pole itself.
There is a ceremonial south pole at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, consisting of a metal sphere on a red and white pole, partially surrounded by the flags of the signatories of the Antarctic Treaty.
Although the ground at the South Pole is close to sea level, the thick ice at that location raises the station to an altitude of 9,300 feet (2,835 meters).
wikitravel.org /en/South_Pole   (1249 words)

  
 Polar Quest North and South Pole Expedition 2006
Geomagnetic North Pole – Located north of Thule in Greenland, the Geomagnetic North Pole is the north end of the axis of the magnetosphere – the geomagnetic field that surrounds the Earth.
Northern Pole of Inaccessibility – Located at 84°03’ North, 174°51’ West, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility is, by definition, the point farthest from any coastline making it theoretically the most difficult pole to attain.
It is marked by a barbershop pole surrounded in a semicircle by the country flags of the original Antarctic treaty nations.
polarquest.info /poles.php   (894 words)

  
 Trip to the North Pole : A Difficult Target | How Many North Poles?
During the 20th century, the magnetic pole has moved 1100 km, and since 1970 its rate of motion has accelerated from 9 kilometers per year to 41 km/a.
The Geomagnetic North Pole is the northern pole of the Earth's geomagnetic field's dipole moment.
In Christmas stories, the North Pole is sometimes regarded as the place where the mythical Santa Claus lives, and where his workshop is located.
www.seed.slb.com /en/scictr/watch/north_pole_pt/poles.htm   (315 words)

  
 North Pole 2006 - Geography
The Magnetic North Pole, to which our compasses point, and which is not stationary but moves at around 15km per year.
The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility, a magnificently named spot in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska, which represents the point farthest in all directions from land;
We shall simply call it The North Pole or Pole, as for us everything else is a poor imitation.
www.northpole2006.com /background.html   (188 words)

  
 Explorers Set Mark in Antarctica Journey
Located more than 12,221 feet above sea level, the Pole of Inaccessibility was first visited in 1958 by Soviet explorers who reached the remote outpost in a convoy of snow vehicles.
The group departed from the Russian scientific base Novolazarevskaya, located on the Antarctic coast north-northwest of the Pole of Inaccessibility.
The Pole of Inaccessibility lies some 540 miles northeast of the South Pole, the Earth's southernmost point.
www.breitbart.com /print.php?id=D8MQ3CHO0&show_article=1   (264 words)

  
 Bernard Voyer, Explorer-Inspirational Speaker - [ South Pole ]
The South Geographic Pole is the axis of rotation of the Earth, and the goal of the expedition.
The South Magnetic Pole is the pole that attracts the compass needle, and it is in constant motion.
The pole of inaccessibility is the farthest point from the coast of the continent: 1,700 km from the shore, at 82 degrees South latitude, 54 degrees East.
www.bernard-voyer.com /south_pole/southpole_antarctica.html   (1432 words)

  
 South Pole--News
Pole land cargo traverses in the works...in October 2002 NSF flew a specially equipped D8 from Christchurch to McMurdo aboard a C17...this equipment was be used to prepare a road south towards the Leverett Glacier, eventually hopefully to Pole.
Pole basically uses 3 satellites that used to be geosynchronous...but since they are old the orbits have wobbled so the station can see them a few hours a day.
John previously tried to reach Pole in 2006-07 but was delayed by weather and problems with a crevasse field, and had to abort his venture when the ALE airlift support season ended.
www.southpolestation.com /news/news.html   (8942 words)

  
 Four Poles
The north seeking end of a compass needle points to this pole (hence this is technically a south pole since opposite poles attract).
Tilted at ~11 degrees to the rotation axis of the Earth (the geographic pole), and field lines are not vertical to the Earth’s surface here.
The farthest point from any coastline; also called the 'Northern Pole of Inaccessibility' First established in 1927 by Sir Hubert Wilkins, by aircraft.
www.globalwarmingalliance.com /Articles/index11.htm   (231 words)

  
 Canadian, British explorers reach Antarctica's Pole of Inaccessibility - USATODAY.com
Located more than 3,725 meters (12,221 feet) above sea level, the Pole of Inaccessibility was first visited in 1958 by Soviet explorers who reached the remote outpost in convoy of snow vehicles.
The Pole of Inaccessibility lies some 870 kilometers (540 miles) northeast of the South Pole.
The area was last visited by a six-man French team, which passed through the Pole of Inaccessibility on a trans-Antarctic expedition supported by dog sleds in 1989-90, according to the Australian Antarctic Division.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2007-01-22-antarctica-pole_x.htm   (1241 words)

  
 perplexus.info :: General : Continental Pole of Inaccessibility
A reply was published, calling this point the "continental pole of inaccessibility (CPI)", that said the question was raised in the 1960's when builders of submarine-mounted nuclear missiles wanted to tout an ability to target any point on land from a body of water accessible to the sub fleet.
The reply stated that the point is at 46°17'N, 86°40'E, in northwest China near the Russian border, and went on to say that the nearest arm of the sea was 2848 km away at Tianjin on the Yellow Sea.
It stated further, that the sub proponents neglected to mention in promotional literature that as the rockets had barely enough range to cover this distance, that "to strike the pole [of inaccessibility] a large nuclear-powered submarine would practically have to visit Tianjin docks."
perplexus.info /show.php?pid=6059   (230 words)

  
 Arctic - North Pole - Crystalinks
The Geographic North Pole, also known as True North, is close to the northern point at which the Earth's axis of rotation meets the surface.
A line drawn from one magnetic pole to the other does not go through the centre of the Earth; it actually misses it by about 530 km.The angular difference between Magnetic North and true North varies with location, and is called the magnetic declination.
More accurately, The north pole is that pole of rotation that lies on the north side of the invariable plane of the solar system.
www.crystalinks.com /arctic.html   (3183 words)

  
 Landry leads team to Antarctica's Pole of Inaccessibilty
Located more than 3,725 metres above sea level, the Pole of Inaccessibility was first visited in 1958 by Soviet explorers who reached the remote outpost in convoy of snow vehicles.
It took the group 49 days to complete their journey from the Russian scientific base Novolazarevskaya, located on the Antarctic coast north-northwest of the Pole of Inaccessibility.
The Pole of Inaccessibility lies about 870 kilometres northeast of the South Pole.
www.cbc.ca /canada/north/story/2007/01/23/landry-pole.html   (923 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | UK polar team set to make history
The Pole of Inaccessibility marks the centre of Antarctica.
The Pole of Inaccessibility was first reached by a Russian expedition back in the International Geophysical Year of 1958.
A member of the team's UK-based support crew said they had been in regular contact with the Guinness Book of Records, and that everyone was confident that the four men would be recognised as the first people to reach the Pole of Inaccessibility without mechanical assistance.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/6255657.stm   (693 words)

  
 The South Pole: Where is the South Pole?
In the current climatic and geophysical state, we have come to associate the South Pole with the imagery of Antarctica's landforms: its ice, mountains, and volcanoes.
Southern Pole of Inaccessibility - This is the point on the Antarctic continent that is furthest away from the coastline.
Team N2i aims to kite ski to the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility, becoming the first people to reach the point by nonmechanical means.
shl.stanford.edu:3455 /SouthPole/250   (788 words)

  
 Everest - Mount Everest by climbers, news
The Arctic Pole (or North Pole of Inaccessibility) is defined as the furthest point from land or the very center of the Arctic Ocean, and lies 685 miles from the nearest coastline.
The North Pole of Inaccessibility (the Arctic Pole for Jim), located at 84°03'N, 174°51'W, is the point farthest from any northern coastline, about 1100 km from the nearest coast.
The Geo-Magnetic Poles are the poles of the Earth's geo-magnetic field.
mounteverest.net /news.php?id=1594   (1534 words)

  
 South Pole, North Pole News and Guide
The "British" Second Pole of Inaccessibility was reached in unstable weather and changing wind conditions.
According to Scott Polar Research Institute "The position of the Southern Pole of Inaccessibility (85 deg 50 min S 65 deg 47 min E) is based on a calculations from the edges of the ice-shelves or a rocky coast," they reported.
I.E. As suggested by 'inaccessibility', this is the point furthest from navigable sea, rather than the 'theoretical' edge of the continent.
www.thepoles.com /news.php?id=1298   (770 words)

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