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Volume 7, issue 1
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 7, 23-25, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-7-23-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 7, 23-25, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-7-23-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Tribute 25 Feb 2016

Tribute | 25 Feb 2016

Maurycy Pius Rudzki and the birth of geophysics

Antoni Jackowski and Kazimierz Krzemień Antoni Jackowski and Kazimierz Krzemień
  • Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, ul. Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland

Abstract. The article describes briefly the life and fundamental work of Rudzki in geology, geography, seismology, oceanography and meteorology. In 1895 he became head of the world's first department of geophysics and meteorology at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, the second oldest university north of the Alps (Prague being the oldest).

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