Rylke, Stanislav

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ryl’ke, Stanislav Danilovich


Born May 8 (20), 1843, in Volyn’ Province; died Apr. 4 (16), 1899, in Warsaw. Russian geodesist and astronomer.

Ryl’ke is known as the author of works on problems in terrestrial refraction and leveling. In 1898 he proposed an original theory of terrestrial refraction that allowed for the perturbing thermal effect of soil.


“Zemnaia refraktsiia i vliianie ee na sviaz’ russkoi nivelirnoi seti s set’iu sredne-evropeiskoi.” Zapiski Voenno-topograficheskogo otdela Glav-nogoshtaba, 1898, part 55.
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