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Thirty Years of Progress in Absolute Gravimetry: A Scientific Capability Implemented by Technological Advances

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Author(s)

J E. Faller

Abstract

The application of technological advances has dramatically improved our ability to measure the value of g, the free-fall acceleration due gravity. Over the past 30 years this iniprovernent has been nearly 3 orders of magnitude! Today, the value of g can be determined with accuracy approaching lugal (10-8 m/s2) and measured with a precision that is at least 10 times better. This paper reviews the history of and the reasons for this progress as well as taking a look at the future.
Citation
Metrologia
Volume
39
Issue
No. 5

Keywords

absolute gravimetry, atom interferometry, gravity

Citation

Faller, J. (2002), Thirty Years of Progress in Absolute Gravimetry: A Scientific Capability Implemented by Technological Advances, Metrologia (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created July 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017