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Development in International Geodesy*

Naturevolume 140page75 (1937) | Download Citation



THE increase in the scope of geodetic work accomplished in recent years and planned for the early future is remarkable. The fundamental problem of geodesy is the precise determination of the shape and dimensions of the earth, or what may be described otherwise either as the figure of the earth or the form of the geoid. When this is fully solved, benefits will accrue to geophysics as well as to geodesy.


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