Earth's rotation from eons to days : proceedings of a workshop held at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of the University of Bielefeld, FRG, September 26-30, 1988 / P. Brosche, J. Sündermann (editors).

1st ed. 1990.
Berlin : Springer-Verlag, 1990.
1 online resource (XV, 255 p. 8 illus.)


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Earth's Rotation from Eons to Days reviews long-term changes, methods of measurement, and the major influences on rotation parameters. In order to understand secular changes, the momentary behavior of ocean tides must be analyzed and appropriately modelled. Researchers and students in astronomy and all fields of geosciences will find a wealth of information related to the interaction of geophysical phenomena and the rotation of the planet Earth.
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  • Earth’s Rotation Measured by VLBI
  • Relativity and the Earth’s Rotation
  • Astrometric Observations of Hevelius and Derived Values of ?T (Dynamical Time — Universal Time)
  • Historical Chinese Astronomical Observations
  • Application of Early Chinese Records of Lunar Occultations and Close Approaches
  • Ancient Central Eclipse Records of China and Variation of the Earth’s Rotation
  • Ancient Eclipse Records of East Asia and the Earth’s Rotation
  • Tidal Acceleration of the Moon
  • The Variation in J2 and in the Moments of Inertia: Satellite Results and Consequences for the Angular Momentum Budget of the Earth-Moon-Sun System
  • Celestial Mechanics of Present Tidal Friction
  • The Consideration of Solid Earth Effects in Ocean Tide Modeling
  • Variations of the Angular Momentum Budget for Tides of the Present Ocean
  • The Pole Tide and the Damping of the Earth’s Free Nutation
  • The Seasonal Angular Momentum of the Thermohaline Ocean Circulation
  • Atmospheric Effects on the Earth’s Rotation
  • The Solar Torque — A Leak for the Angular Momentum of the Earth-Moon System
  • Tectonic Consequences of the Earth’s Variable Rotation on Geological Time Scales
  • Secular Variations of the Earth’s Moment of Inertia and Related Quantities
  • Global Consequences of the Tidal Secular Deceleration for the Solid Earth and its Fluid Core
  • Astronomical Frequencies in Paleoclimatic Data and the Dynamical Ellipticity of the Earth
  • Quaternary Sea-Level Changes in the North Sea, an Analysis of Amplitudes and Velocities
  • Tidal Rhythms in the Shell Secretion of Living Bivalves
  • Implications of Some Recent Sedimentological Studies to the History of the Earth-Moon System
  • Continental Configurations and Mantle Reference Frames over Geological Time.
  • 10.1007/978-3-642-75587-3
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