The difference between the expected value of gravity at a given location (taking into account factors such as latitude, longitude, altitude, and the rotation of the Earth) and its actual value. Bouguer anomalies suggest the existence of locally dense or light regions of the Earth, where a large meteorite or an oil field might be buried beneath the surface. Bouguer anomalies can be measured in several ways depending on whether the density and shape of the terrain between the measuring point and sea level is calculated, estimated, or ignored.
bouguer correction Bouguer correction An approximation of the Earth’s gravitational pull as a function of elevation. The additional mass beneath an object standing on the ground at a high elevation (such as on a mountain) leads to a higher amount of gravitational force. If the strength of gravity at sea level is known, then its […]
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a soup or stew containing several kinds of fish and often shellfish, usually combined with olive oil, tomatoes, and saffron. Contemporary Examples What Does the ASA Boycott Mean? They Don’t Know. Jay Michaelson December 3, 2013 Fresh Picks George Mendes September 6, 2010 Historical Examples The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine His Masterpiece […]
a clear, usually seasoned broth made by straining water in which beef, chicken, etc., has been cooked, or by dissolving a commercially prepared bouillon cube or cubes in hot water. Historical Examples The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened Kenelm Digby L’Assommoir Emile Zola The Brute Frederic Arnold Kummer Social Life Maud C. Cooke […]