The International Geophysical Year Program of the United States

  1. A.P. Crary,
  2. L.M. Gould,
  3. E.O. Hulburt,
  4. Hugh Odishaw and
  5. Waldo E. Smith
  1. Joseph Kaplan

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM001p0001

Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic

Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic

How to Cite

Kaplan, J. (1956) The International Geophysical Year Program of the United States, in Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic (eds A.P. Crary, L.M. Gould, E.O. Hulburt, H. Odishaw and W. E. Smith), American Geophysical Union, Washington D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM001p0001

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1956

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900018

Online ISBN: 9781118669204

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Keywords:

  • Antarctic and Artic program;
  • Aurora and airglow;
  • Gravity and seismology;
  • International Geophysical Year (IGY) program;
  • Ionospheric physics, cosmic rays and geomagnetism;
  • Latitude and longitude;
  • Meteorology, oceanograpy and glaciology;
  • Rockets and satellites

Summary

A brief description of the origin and development of the International Geophysical Year program is given. Some of the international aspects of scientific cooperation under the program are discussed with illustrative examples of how such cooperation enhances the value of certain selected experiments. United States contribution to the planning and execution of some joint undertakings is described in more detail, and special reference is made to World Archives and Data Centers which will serve to accumulate source material and make it accessible to scientists of all participating nations.