Tidal Friction and the Earth’s Rotation

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Contents of Tidal Friction and Earth’s Rotation

  • Historical Background and Introduction
  • References
  • Pre-Telescopic Astronomical Observations
  • Introduction
  • Historical Development
  • Inter-Relation of Parameters
  • Recent Investigations
  • Remarks on the Selection of Suitable Observations
  • Observations of Total and Near-Total Solar Eclipses
  • Method of Analysis
  • Geophysical Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Tidal Deceleration of the Earth’s Rotation Deduced from Astronomical Observations in the Period A D to the Present
  • Introduction and Principle of Method
  • Moon’s Orbital Angular Deceleration
  • Deceleration with Respect to Dynamical Time
  • Deceleration with Respect to Atomic Time
  • Tidal Deceleration of Earth’s Rotation
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Determination of the Rotation of the Earth (at Present)
  • Introduction
  • Preview
  • General Features of the Rotation of the Earth
  • Variation in the Earth’s Rate of Rotation
  • Polar Motion
  • Equatorial System
  • Astronomic Longitude and Latitude
  • Time Scales
  • Astronomic Time
  • Atomic Time
  • Methods and Instruments of Observation
  • Optical Instruments
  • Doppler Satellite Measurements
  • Data Analysis Centers
  • Results on the Rotation of the Earth
  • References
  • Effect of Tidal Friction on the Lunar Orbit and the Rotation of
  • Earth and Its Determination by Laser Ranging
  • Introduction
  • The Physical Problem
  • The Laser Technique and Its Application
  • Determination of the Lunar Acceleration
  • Comparisons and Difficulties of Interpretation
  • References
  • Appendix A: Comments on the Perturbed Mean Motion
  • Appendix B: Reality of the Venus Effect
  • Tides of the Solid Earth from Gravimetric Measurements
  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts
  • The Tidal Potential
  • Determination of LOVE numbers from Gravimetric Data
  • Instrumentation
  • Actual Problems
  • Recent Results
  • Future Activities
  • References
  • Tidal Friction in the Solid Earth: Loading Tides Versus Body Tides
  • Introduction
  • Dissipated Tidal Energy i~ the Solid Earth
  • Theory of Dissipation in a Heterogeneous Incompressible
  • Earth
  • Dissipation of Body Tide Energy
  • Dissipation of Loading Tide Energy
  • Global Tidal Q and Tidal Phase Shifts
  • Loading Tide Q Versus Body Tide Q
  • Numerical Results for the Body Tide
  • Theoretical Relationship between Tidal Bulge Angles, Body
  • Tide Phase Shifts, and the Global Body Tide Q
  • Some More Numerical Examples
  • Numerical Results for the Loading Tides
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Tidal Dissipation in the Oceans
  • References
  • The Influence of Solid Earth Deformations on Semidiurnal and
  • Diurnal Oceanic Tides
  • Introduction
  • Considering Tidal Loading and Ocean Self-Attraction in
  • Ocean-Tide Models
  • Tidal Integrodifferential Equations and the Energy
  • Equation Belonging to Them
  • Properties of Different Ocean-Tide Models
  • Generalization of the o -Primitive-Equations Model
  • The Finite-Difference Scheme
  • Oceanic Tides on a Nonrotating Earth
  • The Computed Global M -Tide
  • The Computed Global Kl -Tide
  • Conclusions
  • Glossary of Symbols
  • References
  • The Numerical Computation of Tidal Friction for Present and
  • Ancient Oceans
  • Introduction
  • Computation of Tidal Friction by Hydrodynamic – Numerical
  • Models
  • Basic Equations
  • Analytic Considerations
  • Hydrodynamic-Numerical Models
  • A Numerical Model for the Present Ocean
  • Requiremen ts
  • Balance of Angular Momentum
  • Numerical Model for Ancient Oceans
  • Necessi ty of Such a Model
  • Bathymetry
  • Application to the Permian Ocean
  • Verification
  • Further Activities
  • References
  • The Earth’s Palaeorotation
  • H LAMBECK
  • The Coral Data
  • The Bivalve Data
  • Stromatolite Data
  • Combined Data
  • References
  • Periodic Growth Features in Fossil Organisms and the Lenght of the
  • Day and Month
  • Introduction
  • Biological Considerations
  • Growth Increments in Corals
  • Growth Increments in Bivalves
  • Growth Increments in Stromatolites
  • Biological Clocks
  • The Data
  • Recording the Data
  • The Published Data
  • Implications of the Growth Increment Data
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Geological and Geophysical Evidence Relating to Continental
  • Growth and Dynamics and the Hydrosphere in Precambrian Times: a Review and Analysis
  • Introduction
  • The Hydrosphere
  • The Continental Crust
  • Precambrian Dynamics of the Continental Crust
  • Palaeomagnetic Analysis of Precambrian Crustal Movements
  • Gondwanaland – Late Precambrian and Lower Palaeozoic
  • Laurentian Shield – Upper Proterozoic
  • African Shield – Upper Proterozoic
  • Laurentian Shield – Middle-Lower Proterozoic
  • Africa – Middle-Lower Proterozoic
  • Palaeomagnetic Correlations Between the Proterozoic Shields
  • Proterozoic Supercontinent
  • Age of the Earth-Moon System
  • Stromatolite Evidence for Precambrian Tidal Parameters
  • Sedimentologic Evidence for Precambrian Tidal Parameters
  • The Tidal Couple and Changes in the Earth’s Rotation in Precambrian Times

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