Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 10, 25–44, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-25-2019

Special issue: The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics: from different...

Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 10, 25–44, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-25-2019

Review article 16 Apr 2019

Review article | 16 Apr 2019

IUGG: beginning, establishment, and early development (1919–1939)

Alik Ismail-Zadeh and Jo Ann Joselyn

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The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) was established in 1919 to promote activities of international scientific societies dealing with geodesy, terrestrial magnetism and electricity, meteorology, physical oceanography, seismology, volcanology, and hydrology. This paper first introduces IUGG, presenting its current structure, partners, and various activities before the origin and earlier development of the Union is described covering the period between the two World Wars.