A land survey with corrections made to account for the curvature of the earth’s surface.
- Bache's Coastal Survey investigated tides, astronomy, magnetism, measurements of the Gulf Stream, and the use of telegraphy to determine longitude, in addition to geodetic surveys.
- Consistency is maintained by the combination of highly accurate periodic geodetic surveys of the gauge position (usually on a pier) and frequent calibration of the gauge itself.
- He was commissioned by his government in the 1820s to conduct a geodetic survey of the region around the city of Göttingen in Hannover.
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Syllabification: ge·o·det·ic sur·vey
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