Event International Geophysical Year (1957 - 1958)
- July 1957
- December 1958
The International Geophysical Year started in July 1957 and ended in December 1958. The aim for the International Geophysical Year was for the simultaneous collection of data on a world-wide basis to take place. Australia was represented by the Australian National Committee for the International Geophysical Year. The Committee's played an advisory and co-ordinating role in Australia's activities. Areas where data was collected include: aurora and airglow, cosmic rays, geomagnetism, glaciology, ionosphere physics, longitudes and latitudes, meteorology, nuclear radiation, oceanography, rockets and satellites, seismology, solar activity, and world days.
Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- Smith, Ailie, Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection, eScholarship Research Centre, 2012, http://www.eoas.info/basser_browse.html. Details
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