X. Abstract of the results of the comparisons of the standards of length of England, France, Belgium, Prussia, Russia, India, Australia, made at the ordnance Survey Office, Southampton

@article{ClarkeXAO,
  title={X. Abstract of the results of the comparisons of the standards of length of England, France, Belgium, Prussia, Russia, India, Australia, made at the ordnance Survey Office, Southampton},
  author={A. Clarke},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={161 - 180}
}
  • A. Clarke
  • Engineering
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
  • The principal triangnlation of the United Kingdom was finished in 1851; and the triangulations of. France, Belgium, Prussia, and Russia were so far advanced in 1860 that, if connected, we should have a continuous triangulation from the Island of Valentia, on the south-west extremity of Ireland, in north latitude 51° 55' 20", and longitude 10° 20' 40", west of Greenwich, to Orsk, on the River Ural in Russia. It was therefore possible to measure the length of an arc of parallel in latitude 52° of… CONTINUE READING
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