Scientific Applications of Lunar Laser Ranging [E-Book] : Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Austin, Tex., U.S.A., 8 – 10 June, 1976 / edited by J. Derral Mulholland, Creighton A. Burk, Eric C. Silverberg.
Burk, Creighton A., (editor)
Mulholland, J. Derral, (editor) / Silverberg, Eric C., (editor)
Dordrecht : Springer, 1977
XVIII, 305 p. online resource.
Astrophysics and Space Science Library, A Series of Books on the Recent Developments of Space Science and of General Geophysics and Astrophysics Published in Connection with the Journal Space Science Reviews ; 62
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Table of Contents:
  • Maurice Ewing and the Exploration of the Oceans (Dedicatory address)
  • Mathematical Modelling of Lunar Laser Measures and their Application to Improvement of Physical Parameters
  • I — Lunar Science
  • Scientific Expectations in the Selenosciences
  • Present Scientific Achievements from Lunar Laser Ranging
  • Lunar Dynamics and Selenodesy: Results from Analysis of VLBI and Laser Data
  • Free Librations of the Moon from Lunar Laser Ranging
  • A Numerical Study of the Effects of Fourth Degree Terms in the Earth-Moon Mutual Potential on Lunar Physical Librations
  • Analytical Theory for the Rotation of the Moon
  • II — Gravitation
  • Verification of the Principle of Equivalence for Massive Bodies
  • Consequence of Integral Conservation Laws on Metric Parameters in the Analysis of the Nordtvedt Effect
  • III — Geophysics and Geodesy
  • Whole Earth Dynamics and Lunar Laser Ranging
  • Core-Resonance Effects on the Earth’s Angular Momentum Vector and Rotation Axis — A Generalized Model
  • Effects of Oceanic Tides on the Rotation of the Earth
  • Dynamics of Polar Motion and Plate Tectonics
  • The Role of Extremely Accurate Surveying Techniques in Existing Geodetic Networks
  • An Intermediate Term Strategy for Deployment of Mobile Laser Stations
  • Suggested Pacific Plate Distortion Experiments
  • IV — Observation of Earth Rotation
  • On the Problems of the Astrometric Methods and of the Lunar Laser Ranging in the Study of the Earth’s Rotation
  • Earth Rotation Study Using Lunar Laser Ranging Data
  • Earth Rotation as Inferred from McDonald Observatory Lunar Laser Observations during October 1975
  • Accuracy Obtainable for Universal Time and Polar Motion during the Erold Campaign
  • McDonald Uto Results and Implications for the Erold Campaign
  • Universal Time: Lunar Ranging Results and Comparisons with VLBI and Classical Techniques
  • V — Complementary Observations
  • A Review of Perturbing Parameters which Affect the Quality of Laser Distance Measurements
  • Tidal Corrections at McDonald and Haleakala
  • Strategy for Geophysical Observations at Laser Sites — McDonald Observatory
  • The Deformational Environment of the Haleakala Lunar Laser Ranging Observatory
  • The Measurement of the Positions of Points on the Earth’s Surface Using an Absolute Gravimeter and a Multi-Wavelength Geodimeter as Complements to Extraterrestrial Techniques
  • Geodesy by Radio Interferometry
  • Alsep-Quasar VLBI: Complementary Observable for Laser Ranging
  • Laser Ranging Techniques Required to Test Dirac’s Cosmological Model.