Continental Drift, Secular Motion of the Pole, and Rotation of the Earth

  • Wm. Markowitz
  • B. Guinot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Wm. Markowitz
      Pages 3-9
    3. Wm. Markowitz, B. Guinot
      Pages 10-12
    4. Wm. Markowitz, B. Guinot
      Pages 13-14
    5. Wm. Markowitz, B. Guinot
      Pages 15-16
  3. Scientific Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Shigeru Yumi, Yasujiro Wakō
      Pages 33-36
    3. Brigadier G. Bomford, A. R. Robbins
      Pages 37-43
    4. T. Okuda, C. Sugawa
      Pages 44-44
    5. M. Torao, S. Okazaki, S. Fujii
      Pages 45-51
    6. Nicolas Stoyko
      Pages 57-62
    7. Bernard Guinot, Martine Feissel
      Pages 63-70
    8. S. K. Runcorn
      Pages 80-85
    9. D. V. Thomas
      Pages 105-107
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 109-109

About this book


AGU American Geophysical Union BIH Bureau International de l'Heure FAGS Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical Services lAG International Association of Geodesy IAU International Astronomical Union ICSU International Council of Scientific Unions ILS International Latitude Service IPMS International Polar Motion Service International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics IUGG PZT Photographic Zenith Tube UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization INTRODUCTION The hypothesis of continental drift has become of increasing interest to geophysicists in recent years. The IUGG Upper Mantle Committee has stated that the hypothesis of continental drift envisages horizontal displacements of the continents over th- sands of kilometers, and that it is a principal objective of the Upper Mantle Project to prove whether or not continental drift has occurred. The origin of the hypothesis may be traced to the close similarity in outlines of the coasts on the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The theory that the eastern and western hemispheres are drifting apart was expounded in particular by A. Wegener. Modern geophysical theories seek to explain paleomagnetic observations by - suming that two things have occurred in the past: (a) large-scale polar wandering, and (b) continental drift. A direct confirmation of drift, if it exists, is greatly desired. Attempts have been made to prove that continental drift has occurred from - served changes in latitude and longitude. It was thought by some, in fact, that such changes had been detected.


continental drift earth geodesy geophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Wm. Markowitz
    • 1
  • B. Guinot
    • 2
  1. 1.Marquette UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Paris ObservatoryFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3283-4
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