Accession Number : AD0717687
Title : A Hydrostatic Approximation for the Flattening of the Planets.
Descriptive Note : Air Force surveys in geophysics,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
Personal Author(s) : Moses,Harry E. ; Quesada,Antonio F.
Report Date : 02 DEC 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : Geodesy plays an important role in determining satellite orbits and paths of chemical releases. A simple hydrostatic model gives the correct flattening ratio of the six oblate planets within a factor of 2.05. A conjecture is hazarded as to why the agreement is not even better. (Author)
Descriptors : (*PLANETS, ROTATION), HYDROSTATICS, GEOPHYSICS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FORCE(MECHANICS)
Subject Categories : Astronomy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE