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The free-air effect tells us that as elevation above sea level increases, gravitational acceleration g decreases at the rate of about 0.3086 mgal/meter. This effect is routinely corrected for when making gravity surveys. We will use the LaCoste & Romberg gravimeter to measure the free-air effect in a tall building on campus, and compare with the theoretical value. keywords: gravity; vertical gradient; gravimeter

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    Higher Education,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120603184522910T,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Gravity,Geophysics,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physics,Geoscience,NSDL_SetSpec_380601

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