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