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Report of Seismological Investigations Committee

Nature volume 155, page 107 (27 January 1945) | Download Citation



THIS Committee of the British Association has just issued its report for 1944. This is its forty-ninth report, and it first records with regret the death of Dr. F. J. W. Whipple, who was chairman of the Committee during 1931–39. It is remarked that Whipple was primarily responsible for the leading place which Kew took in seismology, and it was also due in no small measure to his interest, enthusiasm and skill that the International Seismology Summary (published at Oxford) received such generous support from the International Geodetic and Geophysical Union. During the year there has been no alteration in the location or working of the instruments belonging to the Committee which are out on loan. The Milne-Shaw seismographs are at Oxford, Cape Town, Perth (Western Australia), Edinburgh and Fiji. There is also a clock at Fiji and a Jagger shock recorder at Comrie. Thanks are expressed to the collaborators. Two complete recording units have been dispatched to Bombay, and three spare clocks to Poona. Four Milne-Shaw seismographs are under construction for Bombay. Under war conditions, the preparation and publication of the International Seismological Summary is the sole responsibility of Miss E. F. Bellamy of the University Observatory, Oxford. The first quarter for 1935 has been published and partially distributed, while the computation is complete to the end of July 1935.

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