International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

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German stamp about the general meeting of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in 1983

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the scientific study of the Earth using geophysical and geodesic techniques. The IUGG was established in 1919.[1] Some areas within its scope are environmental preservation, reduction of the effects of natural hazards, and mineral resources. IUGG objectives are the promotion and coordination of studies related to Earth's physical, chemical and mathematical representation. This includes geometrical shape, internal structure, gravity and magnetic fields, seismicity, volcanism, hydrologic cycle, glaciers, oceans, atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere of Earth; and also solar, lunar and planetary studies.[2]

The IUGG consists of eight semi-autonomous associations:[3]

It has also established five commissions to promote interdisciplinary problems:[4]

  • Climatic and Environmental Changes (CCEC)
  • Mathematical Geophysics (CMG)
  • Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GRC)
  • Study of the Earth's Deep Interior (SEDI)
  • Data and Information (UCDI)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cochrane, Rexmond C. (1978). The National Academy of Sciences: The First Hundred Years, 1863-1963. National Academies. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Burchfiel, B. C. (1987) International Role of U.S. Geoscience US National Academies page 32
  3. ^ "Associations of the IUGG". International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Union Commissions". International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  • Hooijberg, Maarten (2008). Geometrical geodesy using information and computer technology. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 9783540682257. 

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