Around the world with professor Vening Meinesz onboard the submarine K-XVIII

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In November 1934, Den Helder, The Netherlands, the start of a remarkable voyage commenced. The Hr. Ms.K-XVIII, a Dutch submarine, was about to set sail to Soerabaya, Indonesia. Onboard was a Dutch professor, Felix Andries Vening Meinesz. He was able to measure the Earth’s gravity field with similar precision as on land for the first time in history using his innovative pendulum apparatus. His ground breaking data and systematic way of working changed the way of performing scientific expeditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEGU General Assembly 2015 - Vienna, Austria, Viena, Austria
Duration: 12 Apr 201517 May 2015

Conference

ConferenceEGU General Assembly 2015
Abbreviated titleEGU 2015
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityViena
Period12/04/1517/05/15

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