Ivan Aleksandrovich Iveronov

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Iveronov, Ivan Aleksandrovich

 

Born Mar. 7 (19), 1867, in Moscow; died there July 29 (Aug. 8), 1916. Russian geodesist.

Iveronov graduated from the Moscow Surveying Institute in 1887. Between 1891 and 1915 he was an instructor there in astronomy and geodesy, becoming a professor in 1909. In 1909 he became director of the Moscow Agricultural Institute. Iveronov determined the latitudes of Moscow and six district capitals by observing the zenith stars with a transit instrument (1892). He conducted observations of the oscillation of rotating pendulums in Pulkovo, Moscow, and Moscow Province to investigate the Moscow gravitational anomaly; for the same purpose he determined the deflection of the vertical with respect to longitude at several points in Moscow Province.

REFERENCE

Zemlemernoe delo, 1916, no. 6, nos. 9–10. (Dedicated to the memory of I.A. Iveronov; contains a bibliography of his works.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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