History of Geophysics: Volume 5-The Earth, the Heavens and the Carnegie Institution of Washington

History of Geophysics: Volume 5-The Earth, the Heavens and the Carnegie Institution of Washington

Editor(s): Gregory A. Good

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875902791

Online ISBN: 9781118665312

DOI: 10.1029/HG005

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the History of Geophysics Series, Volume 5.

To reduce errors in geomagnetic measurements, the research vessel Carnegie was specially constructed of non-magnetic materials. While refueling in Apia Harbor, Samoa, November 29, 1929, an explosion occurred, destroying the ship and taking the lives of Captain J. P. Ault and the ship's cabin boy. In her 20 years, Carnegie cruised 342,681 miles of the world's oceans.

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