Polar Motion Prediction by the Least-Squares Collocation Method

  • Hozakowski Włodzimierz
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 105)


In this paper a method of prediction of polar motion for up to 75 days ahead has been proposed. The method is based on least-squares collocation. Two models of the deterministic part of polar motion have been considered. The first numerical results are presented. The results shown in Table 2 prove that the proposed method provides higher accuracy of predictions than those given by IERS (1988).


Polar Motion Deterministic Part Prediction Length Coordinate Reference Frame Empirical Covariance Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hozakowski Włodzimierz
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  1. 1.Space Research CentrePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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