Time and the Earth’s Rotation [E-Book] / edited by Dennis D. McCarthy, John D. H. Pilkington.
McCarthy, Dennis D., (editor)
Pilkington, John D. H., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1979
351 p. online resource.
International Astronomical Union, Symposium No.82, Proceedings of the 82nd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in San Fernando, Spain, 8–12 May, 1978 ; 82
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Future of the Researches About the Earth’s Rotation
  • I. Time
  • Basic Problems in the Kinematics of the Rotation of the Earth (Invited Paper)
  • A New State Time and Frequency Standard of the USSR
  • A New Method of Universal Time Computation Used in the State Time and Frequency Service of the USSR
  • On the Determination of UT1 by the BIH and the U.S.S.R, Time Service
  • Etude d’Observations Effectuées à l’Astrolabe de Paris et Comparaison avec d’Autres Resultats Concernant les Termes Principaux de la Nutation
  • A New System of the U.S.S.R, Standard Time for 1955-1974 and its Application in the Study of the Earth’s Rotation
  • An Analysis of the Rotational Acceleration of the Earth (Abstract)
  • New Determination of the “Decade” Fluctuations in the Rotation of the Earth, 1860–1978 (Abstract)
  • On the Long-Period Variations in the Rate of the Earth’s Rotation (Abstract)
  • Main Results of Studying the Nature of the Irregularity of the Earth’s Rotation
  • Some Advantages and Disadvantages of a Photographic Zenith Tube (abstract)
  • Tidal Perturbations in Astronomical Observations
  • Polar Motion and Earth Rotation Monitoring in Canada
  • Polar Coordinates and UT1-UTC from PZT Observations
  • (?-2L) Terms as Obtained from PZT Observations
  • Etude Succinte du Catalogue Fondamental FK4 à Partir des Observations Faites à 1’Astrolabe
  • II. Polar Motion
  • On the Coordinate Systems Used in the Study of Polar Motion (Invited Paper)
  • Derivation of Pole Coordinates in a Uniform System from the Past ILS Data
  • On the Computation of Accurate Earth Rotation by the Classical Astronomical Method
  • On the Relative Motion of the Earth’s Axis of Figure and the Pole of Rotation
  • Secular Variation of Tashkent Astronomical Latitude (Abstract)
  • Coordinates of the Pole for the Period 1968-1974 Computed in the System of 10 Stations with Small Variations of Mean Latitudes
  • Amelioration des Calculs de Reduction des Observations à l’ Astrolabe. Application à la Determination des Termes de 18.6 et 9.3 Ans de la Nutation
  • Time and Latitude Programs at the National Observatory of Brazil
  • Preliminary Analysis of Astrolabe Observations at Merate Observatory During the Period 1970–1977 (Abstract)
  • The Longitude Difference Merate- Milano Derived from Danjon Astrolabe Observations by Means of a One-Step Adjustment Using an Extended Model
  • Velocity of the Motion of the Terrestrial Pole
  • III. Reference Systems
  • The Reference Systems (Invited Paper)
  • The Ephemeris Reference Frame for Astrometry
  • Nutation in Space and Diurnal Nutation in the Case of an Elastic Earth
  • Concept for Reference Frames in Geodesy and Geodynamics: The Reference Directions (Abstract)
  • IV. Radio Interferometry
  • An Introduction to Radio Interferometric Techniques
  • The Application of Radio Interferometric Techniques to the Determination of Earth Rotation (Invited Paper)
  • An Improved Polar Motion and Earth Rotation Monitoring Service Using Radio Interferometry
  • Determination of UT1 and Polar Motion by the Deep Space Network Using Very Long Baseline Interferometry
  • The NAVOBSY/NRL Program for the Determination of Earth Rotation and Polar Motion
  • Recent Results of Radio Interferometric Determinations of a Transcontinental Baseline, Polar Motion, and Earth Rotation
  • Precision Estimates of Universal Time from Radio-Interferometrie Observations
  • V. Satellite Laser Ranging
  • Determination of Polar Motion and Earth Rotation from Laser Tracking of Satellites (Invited Paper)
  • Polar Motion from Laser Range Measurements of GEOS-3
  • Low Cost Lageos Ranging System (Abstract)
  • VI. Lunar Laser Ranging
  • On the Effective Use of Lunar Ranging for the Determination of the Earth’s Rotation (Invited Paper)
  • Is Lunar Ranging a Viable Component in a Next-Generat ion Earth Rotation Service?
  • Preliminary UTO Results from EROLD Data
  • VII. Doppler Satellite Methods
  • Polar Motion through 1977 from Doppler Satellite Observations (Invited Paper)
  • Irregularities of the Polar Motion
  • Reasons and Possibilities for an Extended Use of the Transit System
  • Very First Results of the MEDOC Experiment
  • VIII. Geophysics
  • The Geophysical Interpretation of Changes in the Length of the Day and Polar Motion
  • Estimation of the Parameters of the Earth’s Polar Motion
  • Rotational Velocity of an Earth Model with a Liquid Core (Abstract)
  • On Investigations of the Tidal Waves Mf and Mm (Abstract)
  • Oceanic Tidal Friction: Principles and New Results
  • The Stability of Continental Blocks in Seismically Active Regions (Abstract)
  • General Discussion
  • Resolutions.