Reference Frames: In Astronomy and Geophysics

Reference Frames In Astronomy and Geophysics This book on reference systems is the first comprehensive review of the problem of celestial and terrestrial reference systems and frames Over years the importance of this problem emerged slowly a

  • Title: Reference Frames: In Astronomy and Geophysics
  • Author: Jean Kovalevsky Ivan I Mueller Barbara Kolaczek
  • ISBN: 9789401069090
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book on reference systems is the first comprehensive review of the problem of celestial and terrestrial reference systems and frames Over 20 years, the importance of this problem emerged slowly as the accuracy of new observational techniques improved The topic has already been approached in several symposia such as Stresa 1967 , Morioka 1971 , Perth 1973 , ColumbThis book on reference systems is the first comprehensive review of the problem of celestial and terrestrial reference systems and frames Over 20 years, the importance of this problem emerged slowly as the accuracy of new observational techniques improved The topic has already been approached in several symposia such as Stresa 1967 , Morioka 1971 , Perth 1973 , Columbus 1975, 1978 and 1985 , Kiev 1977 and San Fernando 1978 Two IAU colloquia held in Turin 1974 and in Warsaw 1980 were exclusively devoted to discuss reference systems During this time, the problem of terrestrial and celestial reference systems has been discussed also in many astronomical and geodetic symposia, but always among other topics Thus, a review devoted solely to the definition and practical realization of such systems was needed It is hoped that this book, containing modern comprehensive reviews of important facets of this problem will contribute not only to a better and wider understanding of the mathematics and the physics that are behind the concepts and the realizations, but also to future development in a field that can only expand with the rapidly increasing accuracy of geodetic and astronomical observations We are pleased to thank all the authors of the book who have enthusiastically agreed to contribute to the book in their field of competence and have gracefully accepted guidance from the editors in the definition of the subject and of the interfaces with other chapters We thank Prof Y.

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