John Fillmore Hayford
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John Fillmore Hayford
John Fillmore Hayford
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John Fillmore Hayford
BornMay 19, 1868
DiedMarch 10, 1925 (1925-03-11) (aged 56)
NationalityUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materCornell University College of Engineering
Known forisostasy
AwardsHonorary doctorate from George Washington University 1918; Victoria Medal of the Royal Geographical Society 1924
Scientific career
Fieldsgeodesy
InstitutionsUnited States Coast and Geodetic Survey; Northwestern University, College of Engineering

John Fillmore Hayford (May 19, 1868 - March 10, 1925) was an eminent United States geodesist. His work involved the study of isostasy and the construction of a reference ellipsoid for approximating the figure of the Earth. The crater Hayford on the far side of the Moon is named after him.[1] Mount Hayford, a 1,871 m mountain peak near Metlakatla, Alaska, United States, is named after him.[2] A biography of Hayford may be found in the Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, 16 (5), 1935.

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  1. ^ "USGS-Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature". Archived from the original on 2010-03-07. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Mountains Mounts Archived 2014-12-23 at the Wayback Machine

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