AbstractThe geophysical causes and consequences of the Earth's rotation are reviewed. Specific topics covered include: (1) the motion of the rotation axis in space, precession and nutation; (2) the motion of the rotation axis relative to the Earth, polar motion; and (3) the rate of rotation about this axis, or changes in the length of day. Secular decrease in obliquity and evolution of the Earth-Moon system are also discussed.
TypeOhio State Univ. Appl. of Geodesy to Geodyn., an Intern. Symp.; p 1-11
Document ID: 19790013290
Accession ID: 79N21461