The BIPM publishes a bilingual (FrenchEnglish) brochure called Le Bureau international des poids et mesures/The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (2007), which gives an account of the activities of the BIPM and an outline of its organizational structure.
This is complemented by The Pavillon de Breteuil: A brief outline from 1672 to the present day (1991), and its French counterpart, Le Pavillon de Breteuil : Bref historique de 1672 à nos jours (1991, reprinted in 1997).
Joint publications: Guides in Metrology
A revised edition of the VIM (VIM3), prepared by JCGM-WG2, is now available on our website, and JCGM-WG1 is working on a series of documents to accompany the GUM. For more details, click here.
The third periodic verification of national prototypes of the kilogram (1988-1992)
G. Girard, extracted from Procès-Verbaux du Comité International des Poids et Mesures, 1993, pp. G35-G67.
(see also the French text)
Formule pour la détermination de la masse volumique de l'air humide (1981/1991),
R.S. Davis, extracted from Procès-Verbaux du Comité International des Poids et Mesures, 59, 1991, pp. 97-104.
(published in English as
Equation for the Determination of the Density of Moist Air, Metrologia, 1992, 29(1), 67-70).
Report of the BIPM Working Group on the Statement of Uncertainties (1st meeting, October 1980), R. Kaarls, 1980, 14 pp.