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

4600 thumbnail picture
Lt. Carl Aslakson observing gravity during South American expedition.
South America, somewhere 1941
4601 thumbnail picture
Measurements in strain in rock at Dugway Proving Ground.
Utah, Dugway Proving Ground 1952
4602 thumbnail picture
Why the rock was being strained. 1/2 scale explosion at Dugway Proving Ground
Utah, Dugway Proving Ground 1952
4603 thumbnail picture
Triangulation observations following major earthquake.
Nevada, Dixie Valley 1955
4604 thumbnail picture
Triangulation observations following major earthquake.
Nevada, Dixie Valley 1955
4605 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Harley Nygren conducting gravity observations for Sandia Corporation.
New Mexico 1955
4606 thumbnail picture
Reproduction of first map showing magnetic declination in the United States. First published by the Coast Survey in 1856
1856
4607 thumbnail picture
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
4608 thumbnail picture
Magnetic observations along the Yukon River.
Alaska, Yukon River Ca. 1924
4609 thumbnail picture
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
4610 thumbnail picture
Magnetic observations at sea on the C&GS Ship BACHE.
Atlantic Ocean Ca. 1915
4611 thumbnail picture
Early use of proton precession marine magnetometer. Deployment of towed magnetometer on C&GS Ship PIONEER
4612 thumbnail picture
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
4613 thumbnail picture
Mendenhall half-second pendulums. Figure 2 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1895
4614 thumbnail picture
Gravity observing apparatus. Figure 3 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1917
4615 thumbnail picture
Original form of Mendenhall half-second pendulum gravity measuring apparatus. Figure 3 of William Bowie's "Investigations of Gravity and Isostasy"
Ca. 1895
4616 thumbnail picture
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
4617 thumbnail picture
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
4618 thumbnail picture
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
4619 thumbnail picture
Deployment of towed magnetometer on C&GS Ship PIONEER.
Pacific Ocean 1964
4620 thumbnail picture
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
4621 thumbnail picture
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
4622 thumbnail picture
Radical changes in sea level following 1964 Alaska Good Friday Earthquake.
Alaska, Valdez 1964
4623 thumbnail picture
Earthquake damage in Alaska following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Southern 1964
4624 thumbnail picture
Tsunami damage at Kodiak following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Kodiak 1964
4625 thumbnail picture
Tsunami damage at Seward following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Seward 1964
4626 thumbnail picture
Tsunami damage at Kodiak following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Kodiak 1964
4627 thumbnail picture
Tsunami damage at Seward following 1964 Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska, Seward 1964
4628 thumbnail picture
Reproduction of first map showing magnetic declination in the United States. First published by the Coast Survey in 1856
1856
4629 thumbnail picture
Proton vector magnetometer used to measure the absolute value of magnetic field
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
4630 thumbnail picture
Proton vector magnetometer used to measure the absolute value of magnetic field
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
4631 thumbnail picture
Using a magnetometer to measure the declination. Declination is the angle between true north and magnetic north
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
4632 thumbnail picture
Unidentified geophysical instrument
Virginia, Fredericksburg Ca. 1967
4633 thumbnail picture
A happy face cactus in the Galapagos Islands. During western hemisphere magnetic project
Galapagos Islands 1945
4634 thumbnail picture
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
4635 thumbnail picture
Disney eagle originally designed for the Coast and Geodetic Survey
4636 thumbnail picture
The joy of kissing the baby. Equator crossing on NOAA Ship MOUNT MITCHELL
Atlantic Ocean, on the Equator 1990
4637 thumbnail picture
It is now official. Pizza can be delivered virtually anywhere
4638 thumbnail picture
King Neptune dubbing a pollywog an official shellback. The end of the Equator crossing ordeal on a NOAA Ship
Atlantic Ocean, on the Equator 1990
4639 thumbnail picture
Hey Mike, let's try fishing somewhere else. They don't seem to be biting here. Fishermen followed bad advice about where the fish were biting. Building crew off PEIRCE on Eleuthera Island
Bahamas Islands, Eleuthera Island 1984
4640 thumbnail picture
Mac Smith - dressed to kill. What hydrographers wear for a night out on the town
Ca. 1935
4641 thumbnail picture
Ronnie and Elvis greet geodetic party at Montana dude ranch
Montana Ca. 1958
4642 thumbnail picture
A Pinckney Island Industry. Moonshine in the Southeast
South Carolina, Pinckney Island 1931
4643 thumbnail picture
The crew of the SURVEYOR playing baseball at Dutch Harbor
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska Island July 4, 1969
4644 thumbnail picture
Tidal benchmarks under 10 feet of ice. Ensign Sainsbury looks in vain for the 1911 benchmarks
Alaska, Chinitna Bay, Cook Inlet area April 26, 1956
4645 thumbnail picture
Baseball at Dutch Harbor - the national pastime goes to the Aleutians
Alaska, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands July 4, 1940
4646 thumbnail picture
The rim of the crater of Mt. Erebus. The view from a helicopter
Mt. Erebus, Antarctica Ca. 1980
4647 thumbnail picture
Lieutenant Cynthia McFee checking the distances to major cities. Mileage indicator at the South Pole. Lieutenant McFee was the third woman to winter over at the South Pole
South Pole, Antarctica 1981
4648 thumbnail picture
Photographer takes self-portrait in South Pole marker. Atmosheric phenomena provide halo for observer
South Pole, Antarctica 1981
4649 thumbnail picture
C&GS ship offshore near Rockland, Maine. Conducting observations along the Eastern Oblique Arc
Maine near Rockland 1890's?

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