By Louis Brown
The second one of 5 Histories of the Carnegie establishment of Washington describes the paintings of the dep. of Terrestrial Magnetism. when you consider that its starting in 1904, the dep. has witnessed an astonishingly large diversity of analysis tasks, from terrestrial magnetism, ionospheric physics and geochemistry to biophysics and planetary technology. Many modern photos illustrate the various notable expeditions and tools built within the pursuit of clinical knowing.
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The total distance traveled from the time I left Mr. Wise at Mollendo was about 14,700 miles, of which about 4,200 was by ocean steamer, 6,000 by river steamer, 2,500 miles by train, and the remaining 2,000 miles by raft, canoe, walking, and riding. This total gives an average of 253 miles per station. The average ﬁeld expense was slightly over $65 per station. 6 While some expeditions faced tropic heat, others had to deal with the arctic cold. Observer G. D. Howell prepares his sledge for a trip to the north.
4). In a district of central Mongolia known as Derarangai, on September 30, a band of six outlaws stopped the wagon and demanded payment of 200 ounces of silver to allow the party to proceed. When this was not paid, the boxes and stores were searched and ﬁnally about 20 pounds in English money, a riﬂe, and various stores were taken by the chief, who said it would be safest to return, as the country ahead was being looted by a big band of robbers. It was then decided to travel only by night to the southern border of Outer Mongolia, which was reached on the third night, after two days of camping in gullies away from the road.
In 1919 it was decided to convert the Carnegie’s engine from producer gas to gasoline, as this fuel was by then widely obtainable and the gas engine had given its share of trouble. 7 The Carnegie at the time of sea trials in 1909. 8 The instrument cupolas on the Carnegie. These provided protection from the weather for the observers and their instruments, which the open bridge of the Galilee could not. modiﬁcations. This, and other alterations, including electric lighting and routine maintenance, were undertaken at Baltimore, but unfortunately not in dry dock.
Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume 2, The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington) by Louis Brown