Pariiskii, Nikolai Nikolaevich

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Pariiskii, Nikolai Nikolaevich


Born Sept. 30, 1900, in St. Petersburg. Soviet geophysicist and astronomer. Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1968).

Pariiskii graduated from Moscow University in 1924 and taught there from 1924 to 1941 and from 1944 to 1960. In 1935 he joined the Institute of Lithosphere Physics and was appointed head of a department in 1956. Pariiskii was one of the first to conduct gravimetric research in the USSR. He participated in the first studies and interpretations of the Kursk and Moscow gravitational anomalies and conducted a long series of investigations into the nature of the solar corona and gegenschein. His chief works deal with gravimetry, cosmogony, astrophysics, the earth’s tides, and the earth’s rotation. Pariiskii has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and several medals.


”Issledovanie vliianiia ucheta parallaksov zvezd i galakticheskogo vrashcheniia na opredelenie postoiannoi lunno-solnechnoi pretsessii N’iukoma.” Tr. Gos. astronomicheskogo in-ta im. Shternberg, 1935, vol. 6, fasc. 1. (With K. F. Ogorodnikov and V. G. Fesenkov.)
”Uskorenie sily tiazhesti v osnovnykh opornykh punktakh Soiuza . …” Izv. Vsesoiuznogo tresta osnovnykh geodezicheskikh i gravimetricheskikh rabot, 1935, issue 1.
Neravnomernost’ vrashcheniia Zemli. Moscow, 1954.
”Zemnye prilivy i vnutrennee stroenie Zemli.” Izv. AN SSSR: Ser. geofizicheskaia, 1963, issue 2.


”70-letie N. N. Pariiskogo.” Vestnik AN SSSR, 1970, issue 12.


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