Materials of the International Conference
50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year
and Electronic Geophysical Year

16-19 September 2007 • Suzdal, Russia

Aspects of the Soviet IGY

Rip Bulkeley

Exeter College, Oxford, UK

Abstract

These notes discuss the formation of the Soviet IGY committee, the implementation of their IGY programme, its scientific results, and its cultural legacy. They are limited by the scarcity of primary sources outside Russia and, doubtless, by the preferences and other shortcomings of the author. But I believe they may give a fuller and more accurate account of some of these matters than is available anywhere else.

Citation: Rip Bulkeley (2007), Aspects of the Soviet IGY, in: Materials of the International Conference '50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year and Electronic Geophysical Year', GC RAS, Moscow, doi:10.2205/2007-IGY50conf.

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