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I have been looking into magnetic shielding for my research project, and in my reading I have come across several different values for the magnitude of the Earth's magnetic field, ranging from 0.1 to over 1 Gauss. I am curious if this might be a result of position on the Earth. Does magnetic field vary with latitude? Also, does it vary with altitude? Is there any formula to quantify the variation? To your knowledge, what is the accepted value (in Gauss) of the Earth's magnetic field? (at sea level and 49 degrees North latitude) Thanks.
Re: What is the Earth's magnetic field?
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