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A short walk along the gravimeters path

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doi: 10.1155/2012/687813
Authors:Marson, Iginio
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Trieste, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Trieste, Italy
Volume Title:International Journal of Geophysics
Source:International Journal of Geophysics, Vol.2012. Publisher: Hindawi, London, International. ISSN: 1687-885X
Publication Date:2012
Note:In English. 33 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables
Summary:The history of gravity measurements begun in 1604 with Galileo Galilei experiments on the acceleration due to the gravity force of the earth, g, along inclined planes. In his memory, the most used unit to measure g is the gal (10?2 m/s2). The paper takes the interested reader through a walk along some of the most important achievements in gravity measurements and gives some perspectives for future developments in terrestrial gravity.
Subjects:Geodesy; Geophysical methods; Gravimeters; Gravity methods; Instruments; Metrology
Record ID:812953-13
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