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Reference Frames


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1 - Celestial Reference Frames.- Ch. 1 - Stellar reference frames.- Ch. 2 - Extragalactic reference frames.- Ch. 3 - Dynamical reference frames in the planetary and Earth-Moon systems.- Ch. 4 - Reference frames for artificial satellites of the Earth.- Ch. 5 - Relativistic theory of celestial reference frames.- 2 - Terrestrial Reference Frames.- Ch. 6 - Horizontal and vertical geodetic datums.- Ch. 7 - Conventional terrestrial reference frames.- 3 - Rotation of the Earth and the Terrestrial and Celestial Frames.- Ch. 8 - Theoretical aspects of the Earth rotation.- Ch. 9 - Earth rotation monitoring.- Ch. 10 - The Earth's variable rotation: some geophysical causes.- 4 - Relationships Between Frames.- Ch. 11 - Transformations between celestial and terrestrial reference frames.- Ch. 12 - Intercomparison of celestial reference frames; general principles.- Ch. 13 - Intercomparisons between kinematic and dynamical systems.- Ch. 14 - Current intercomparisons between conventional terrestrial systems.- 5 - Time.- Ch. 15 - General principles of the measure of time: astronomical time.- Ch. 16 - Atomic time.- Ch. 17 - Time systems in general relativity.- 6 - Standards.- Ch. 18 - Standards for terrestrial and celestial reference systems.- B. Kolaczek: Appendix - Astronomical and geodetic fundamental constants.


`Recommended for academic and research libraries.'
The New York Public Library 76 (2) March/April 1991

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