The history of gravity measurements begun in 1604 with Galileo Galilei experiments on the acceleration due to the gravity force of the earth, g , along inclined planes. In his memory, the most used unit to measure g is the gal (10 −2 m/s 2 ). The paper takes the interested reader through a walk along some of the most important achievements in gravity measurements and gives some perspectives for future developments in terrestrial gravity.
Marson, I. (2012). A Short Walk along the Gravimeters Path. International Journal of Geophysics, 2012, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/687813