The International Geophysical Year (1957-1958): Great achievements and minor obstacles
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A short survey is given of the circumstances in which the First and the Second Polar Years were held: (1882-83 and 1932-33). This is followed by an a ccount of the main events relating to the original conception of the International Geophysical Year and to the develooment and execution of the scientific programme. Attention is drawn to the willing cooperation, in many different disciplines, of scientists throughout the world.
CitationNicolet, M. (1984). The International Geophysical Year (1957-1958): Great achievements and minor obstacles. , GeoJournal, Vol. 8, Issue 4, 303-320, DOI: 10.1007/BF00185934.