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The Early History of Seismometry (to 1900)

Palmieri s sismografo elettro-magnetico

by
James Dewey and Perry Byerly

Contents

Abstract

Introduction

The Earliest Seismoscope

Seismoscopes in Eighteenth Century Europe

The "Seismometer" of James Forbes

Further Studies with Seismoscopes

The Invention of a Seismograph in Italy

The Development of the Seismograph in Japan

The Seismograph Becomes an International Instrument

Early Studies of "Microseisms"

The Tilt Controversy

The Göttingen Seismographs

Conclusion

References


From the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 183-227. February, 1969.

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