Research on the discovery of the currents of the sea
In this unfinished essay on ocean currents, Euler outlines the methods by which ocean currents can be investigated: by comparing changes in latitude and longitude measured from astronomical observations at sea with those estimated by dead-reckoning, and by observations near land. (Based on Eric J. Aiton's introduction to Opera Omnia Series 2, Volume 31.)
Original Source Citation
Opera Postuma, Volume 2, pp. 790-792.
Opera Omnia Citation
Series 2, Volume 31, pp.361-364.