International Geophysical Year

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International Geophysical Year

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(Historical Terms) the 18-month period from July 1, 1957, to Dec 31, 1958, during which a number of nations agreed to cooperate in a geophysical research programme. Abbreviation: IGY
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Although the symbol or badge of the International Geophysical Year (on letterheads, etc.
Fifty years ago, the world's scientists collaborated on an unprecedented scale over 18 months during the International Geophysical Year.
Planning for the IYPE is being coordinated with other Earth-related international initiatives for the 2007-2009 period, specifically the International Polar Year (IPY), International electronic Geophysical Year (IeGY), and the International Heliophysical Year (IHY).
Just as there was once a geophysical year, perhaps we should proclaim a geo-spiritual year in which nations and governments will co-operate in massive research and moral rehabilitation programmes to devise effective means for the reduction or elimination of vice and crime, of marital faithlessness and immorality gnawing at the roots of our common civilisation and our common heritage.
The published text states: "Overflights were assumed away as the United States and the Soviet Union launched scientific satellites to mark the International Geophysical Year in 1957.
In the early 1950s, Berkner proposed an international research program that was to become the International Geophysical Year of 1957-1958-a massive undertaking of international scientific cooperation on a global scale.
The first Operation Deep Freeze began in 1955 when Navy construction battalions built seven science and support stations on the continent in support of the 18-month International Geophysical Year, which began July 1, 1957.
contribution to the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1956-1957.

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