Eötvös


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eötvös

[′ət·vəsh]
(geophysics)
A unit of horizontal gradient of gravitational acceleration, equal to a change in gravitational acceleration of 10-9 galileo over a horizontal distance of 1 centimeter.

Eötvös

 

(also Eötvös unit), a subsidiary unit of gradient of acceleration of free fall in a gravitational field, equal to a change in acceleration of 10–6 m/sec2 upon a change in altitude of 1 km—that is, equal to 10–9 sec–2. The unit is named for L. von Eötvös.