DETERMINATION OF THE EARTH FORM

Authors

  • Gheorghe Iosif University of Craiova, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture

Abstract

The article will illustrate the principles informing about the different methods capable of giving the Eart´s form and dymension.
A hystorical review will follow, of the main steps in the evolution of these methods also indicating their future expected developments. First, I will expose the different methods capable of giving the form and dymensions of the body "Earth" in space, I will analyze successively the main hystorical steps of this determination up to the modern era, which due to the extension of: triangulations, international exchange of informations, evolution of measurement instruments and caluculus, and above all, to the emergence of the satelites has in a few years allowed to obtain important progress in the knowledge of the Eart´s form.

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Published

2014-12-05

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management