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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Transit magnetometer station.
Alaska, Southeast Alaska Ca. 1980
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Transit magnetometer station. Party off of PATHFINDER
Hawaii, Hawaii 1970
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Using compass declinometer for magnetic observations. Lt. Benjamin H. Rigg observing. Accompanied MacMillan Arctic Expedition.
Greenland 1926
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Lt. B. H. Rigg making magnetic observations in Canadian Arctic. Accompanied MacMillan Arctic Expedition
Canada, Eastern Canadian Arctic 1926
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Lt. B. H. Rigg preparing to make magnetic observations in Canadian Arctic. Accompanied MacMillan Arctic Expedition
Canada, Eastern Canadian Arctic 1926
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A Z-Variometer. Instrument measures relative changes in vertical component of Earth's magnetism
1954
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Magnetic station at Hobhouse Inlet. Party of Joel Campbell
Canada, Devon Island, Canadian Arctic 1946
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Lt. Charles A. Schoene observing magnetics at Little America IV. Schoene accompanied Operation High Jump
Antarctica February 1947
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Magnetic observatory at Little America IV. Tent used for absolute observations while center building used for variation
Antarctica February 1947
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Chart showing isogonic lines for year 1900. Isogonic lines are lines of equal declination
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Brown Gravity Meter - a pendulum apparatus.
Ca. 1935
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Brown Gravity Meter pendulum apparatus.
Ca. 1935
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Observing gravity inside the cave at Station Jaggar. Party of E. J. Brown
Hawaii, Summit of Mauna Loa 1927
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Gravity and radio apparatus on Necker Island. Observations as part of World Longitude Network. Party of E. J. Brown
Hawaii, Necker Island 1928
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Lt. Joseph Lushene observing gravity in Bahamas. Cooperative project with the Navy and F. A. Vening Meinesz
Bahamas Islands, White Point 1932
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Lt. Carl Aslakson observing gravity during South American expedition.
South America, somewhere 1941
4366 thumbnail picture
Measurements in strain in rock at Dugway Proving Ground.
Utah, Dugway Proving Ground 1952
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Why the rock was being strained. 1/2 scale explosion at Dugway Proving Ground
Utah, Dugway Proving Ground 1952
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Triangulation observations following major earthquake.
Nevada, Dixie Valley 1955
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Triangulation observations following major earthquake.
Nevada, Dixie Valley 1955
4370 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Harley Nygren conducting gravity observations for Sandia Corporation.
New Mexico 1955
4371 thumbnail picture
Reproduction of first map showing magnetic declination in the United States. First published by the Coast Survey in 1856
1856
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Underground magnetic observatory built at the University of Wisconsin in 1870's. Built under direction of Coast Survey. Observations made to Coast Survey specifications. One of many academic geophysical observatories built under guidance of C&GS
Wisconsin, Madison 1879
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Magnetic observations along the Yukon River.
Alaska, Yukon River Ca. 1924
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Coast Guard Cutter Bear at Demarcation Point. Provided transportation for magnetic field work by C&GS officer J. T. Watkins
Alaska, Demarcation Point July 1921
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Magnetic observations at sea on the C&GS Ship BACHE.
Atlantic Ocean Ca. 1915
4376 thumbnail picture
Early use of proton precession marine magnetometer. Deployment of towed magnetometer on C&GS Ship PIONEER
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Brown pendulum apparatus gravity meter. Named for its inventor, Lt. E. J. Brown, C&GS. Lt. Brown died in an automobile accident in 1935.
1937
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Mendenhall half-second pendulums. Figure 2 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1895
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Gravity observing apparatus. Figure 3 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1917
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Original form of Mendenhall half-second pendulum gravity measuring apparatus. Figure 3 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1895
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Ground shaker at Position "B". Used to determine earthquake engineering characteristics of buildings. C&GS was the first organization to undertake engineering seismology studies. Party of William D. Patterson
California 1937
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Building shaker in the doorway of a building. Used to determine earthquake engineering characteristics of buildings. C&GS was the first organization to undertake engineering seismology studies. Party of William D. Patterson
California 1937
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Ground shaker at Position "A". Used to determine earthquake engineering characteristics of buildings. C&GS was the first organization to undertake engineering seismology studies. Party of William D. Patterson
California 1937
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Deployment of towed magnetometer on C&GS Ship PIONEER.
Pacific Ocean 1964
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Bank of recording instruments at Honolulu geophysical observatory. Recording tidal levels at remote sites throughout Pacific Basin. Used for tsunami warning system.
Hawaii, Honolulu Ca. 1967
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Bank of recording instruments at Honolulu geophysical observatory. Recording tidal levels at remote sites throughout Pacific Basin. Used for tsunami warning system.
Alaska, Valdez 1964
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Radical changes in sea level following 1964 Alaska Good Friday Earthquake.
Alaska, Valdez 1964
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Earthquake damage in Alaska following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Southern 1964
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Tsunami damage at Kodiak following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Kodiak 1964
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Tsunami damage at Seward following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Seward 1964
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Tsunami damage at Kodiak following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Kodiak 1964
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Tsunami damage at Seward following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Seward 1964
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Reproduction of first map showing magnetic declination in the United States. First published by the Coast Survey in 1856
1856
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Proton vector magnetometer used to measure the absolute value of magnetic field
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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Proton vector magnetometer used to measure the absolute value of magnetic field
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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Using a magnetometer to measure the declination. Declination is the angle between true north and magnetic north
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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Unidentified geophysical instrument
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
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A happy face cactus in the Galapagos Islands. During western hemisphere magnetic project
Galapagos Islands 1945
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I think I'll take this thing for a spin. NOAA diver gets ready for a spin on a tourist moped . At the end of the cruise ship piers in Nassau
Nassau, Bahamas Islands 1984

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