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A new geophysical tiltmeter

Nature volume 274, pages 675676 (17 August 1978) | Download Citation



GEOPHYSICAL tiltmeters currently in use may be divided into two categories. The first are short baselength angle sensing systems, which have to be installed underground or only used above ground in ideal weather conditions. The second type are long-baseline hydrostatic levels and can be operated at, or just below ground level, but encounter problems with temperature variations. We describe here a new long-baseline tiltmeter for geophysical and engineering applications, it overcomes some of these problems and is capable of good performance when installed in a shallow trench.

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  1. Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK

    • J. A. C. HORSFALL
    •  & G. C. P. KING


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