Accession Number : AD0775393
Title : Analysis of Laser Data for Geodetic Purposes.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Apr-30 Sep 73,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES
Personal Author(s) : Shapiro,Irwin I. ; King,Robert W.
Report Date : 25 OCT 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : MIT's Planetary Ephemeris Program has been modified to permit a weighted least squares estimate for variations in the earth's rotation and polar motion using earth satellite and lunar laser ranging data. A test solution was performed with data obtained during the first two years of the lunar laser ranging experiment. (Author)
Descriptors : *Earth(Planet), Rotation, Polar regions, Motion, Satellite tracking systems, Moon, Lasers, Range finding
Subject Categories : Geodesy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE