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Introduction to this special section; eGY

Ralph W. Baird and Jack D. Hall
Introduction to this special section; eGY (in Electronic Geophysical Year (eGY), Anonymous)
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (October 2007) 26 (10): 1290-1292

Abstract

The International Geophysical Year (IGY) represented a worldwide effort to explore our planet using the best science and technology available in 1957. The IGY was somewhat misnamed in that it actually ran 18 months with a 12-month extension called the International Geophysical Cooperation (IGC). The goals of IGY/IGC were simultaneous observations in 15 areas: aurora and airglow, cosmic rays, geomagnetism, glaciology, gravity, ionospheric physics, latitude and longitude determination, meteorology, oceanography, rocketry, satellites, seismology, solar activity, radioactivity of the atmosphere, and World Days. The IGY took place simultaneously with the launching of the first artificial Earth satellites, which inaugurated the "space age." Over 70 countries collaborated and supported the development of plans for peaceful collection and exchange of geoscientific measurements, their interpretation, and understanding. Now, for IGY's 50th Anniversary, more than 120 countries are collaborating in several "geophysical years" to collect data about the Earth and its relationship to the sun. The major initiatives include the International Polar Year (IPY), the International Heliophysical Year (IHY), the Electronic Geophysical Year (eGY), and the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE). SEG has officially recognized these specific international science projects.


ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 26
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Introduction to this special section; eGY
Title: Electronic Geophysical Year (eGY)
Author(s): Baird, Ralph W.Hall, Jack D.
Author(s): Anonymous
Affiliation: Waveland Petro Development Partners, Houston. TX, United States
Pages: 1290-1292
Published: 200710
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 2007-128554
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Secondary Affiliation: Baird Petrophysical International, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200751
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