Accuracy of the Determination or Prediction of Earth Orientation Parameters

  • Martine Feissel
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 105)


The Earth orientation can be described as a function of time by a series of five parameters which link coordinates in a terrestrial reference frame to a celestial reference frame. The accuracy of this link is reviewed in the cases of Very Long Baseline radio Interferometry, Lunar Laser Ranging and Satellite Laser Ranging. Examples of the influence of the models used in the definition of the reference frames are given. Possible ways to use the International Earth Rotation Service (IERS) results for tying reference frames are evaluated. The predictability of the Earth Orientation Parameters is studied.


Satellite Laser Range Polar Motion Earth Orientation Parameter Terrestrial Reference Frame Lunar Laser Range 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martine Feissel
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  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisCentral Bureau of International Earth Rotation ServiceParisFrance

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