English Title

Research on the discovery of the currents of the sea

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Catalog Number

ENE850

Enestrom Number

850

Original Language

French

Published as

Collection article

Published Date

1862

Written Date

1748

Content Summary

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.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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