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Papers on the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1937 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/616

Scope and Contents

Papers regarding the National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics (N.C.G.G.), including correspondence with A.H. Goldie, Professor Chapman, Dr Vestrine, Professor Proudman, Dr R. Field, Professor Stagg, Dr Oort, Dr Stoneley, Dr Bullard and others concerning meetings of the N.C.G.G., the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (I.U.G.G.) and sub-committees; times; dates; places; attendance; programmes; and proposals. There are letters regarding officers of committees, nominations, the setting up of committees, funding and grants. There are also minutes of the meetings of various committees, including the Sub-committees on Gravity, Meteorology, Hydrology, Seismology, Terrestrial Magnetism and Electricity, and Geodesy, and the General Policy Sub-committee of the N.C.G.G. The papers include the following items:

Correspondence concerning the British Committee on the Nomenclature of Ocean Bottom Features, 1949.

Correspondence concerning the 8th General Assembly of the I.U.G.G., 1948.

Recommendations concerning the methodology of magnetic charts, 1947.

Resolutions concerning the School of Geodesy at Cambridge, 1947.

Report of the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1947.

Annual Report of the Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics for 1946-1947, including a historical review, 1947.

Correspondence with Professor Stagg regarding the Latitude Service, 1947.

Report of the National Research Council, Canada, on the Associate Committee on Geodesy and Geophysics, 1947.

Report on the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1946.

Report on the British Submarine Gravity Survey on HMS 'Tudor', August 1946.

Papers regarding the international seismological survey, 1946.

Report of the Extraordinary Assembly of the I.U.G.G., July 1946.

Correspondence with Dr Jolly concerning the purchase of instruments in Germany and missing apparatus, 1946.

Papers regarding the Colonial Survey and Geophysical Committee, 1946.

Notes of the I.U.G.G. diplomatic convention, 1946.

Extracts from a report of the meeting of the executive committee and related correspondence with Professor Oort, 1946.

Report of the sub-committee on the future administration of the Union and related correspondence with Professor Proudman, 1944.

Report of the Sub-committee for Oceanography, 1944.

I.U.G.G. notes on administration, 1944.

Correspondence with W.D. Lambert concerning the determination of the variation of latitude and the Italian observatories, 1943.

Correspondence concerning the death of Dr F.J.W. Whipple, 1943.

Annual report of the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1943.

Correspondence with Professor Chapman concerning the General Assembly of the I.U.G.G. in Washington, 1939.

Report on 'Seismology in the British Isles 1936-1939', 1939.

Memorandum for British delegates to the General Assembly of the I.U.G.G., 1938.

Draft report on submarine seismological prospecting, 1938.

Paragraph on American and European Atlantic continental shelving, 1938.

Printed report of the Royal Society titled 'Earth Tremors occurring in Monserrat Leeward Islands' and a report to the Economic Advisory Council on geodetic work in the Empire, 1937.


  • 1937 - 1949

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