The nutation terms due to the variation of the dynamical ellipticity



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Folgueira, Marta and Souchay, J. (2000) The nutation terms due to the variation of the dynamical ellipticity. In Motion of celestial bodies, astrometry and astronomical reference frames [Texte imprimé] / Journées 1999 Systèmes de référence spatio-temporels & IX Lohrmann Kolloquium, Dresden, 13-15 September. Observatoire de Paris, Paris, pp. 83-85. ISBN 2-901057-42-X


We present the theoretical study of the effect of zonal tides on the dynamical ellipticity of the Earth and its influence on the nutation, using the Hamiltonian theory. The numerical evaluation of the coefficients of nutation starting from the equations obtained leads to 15 new amplitudes larger than the new truncation level of the series of nutation (0.1 μas), with a relatively important contribution, larger 100 μas, to the 18.6 yr nutation. All these terms are not considered in the usual transfer function from rigid to non rigid Earth nutation.

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Journées Systèmes de référence spatio-temporels (1999 ; Dresde, Allemagne)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Solar System: Nutation
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Astronomy
ID Code:22840
Deposited On:18 Sep 2013 15:32
Last Modified:23 Jan 2014 17:50

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