III. On the computation of the effect of the attraction of mountain-masses, as disturbing the apparent astronomical latitude of stations in geodetic surveys

  title={III. On the computation of the effect of the attraction of mountain-masses, as disturbing the apparent astronomical latitude of stations in geodetic surveys},
  author={George Biddell Sir Airy},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={101 - 104}
  • G. Airy
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
A Paper of great ability has lately been communicated to the Royal Society by Archdeacon Pratt, in which the disturbing effects of the mass of high land northeast of the valley of the Ganges, upon the apparent astronomical latitudes of the principal stations of the Indian Arc of Meridian, are investigated. It is not my intention here to comment upon the mathematical methods used by the author of that paper, or upon the physical measures on which the numerical calculation of his formulæ is based… 
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