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RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES VOL. 1, NO. 1, PAGES 51–57, doi:10.2205/1998ES000003, 1998

On the effects of the inertia ellipsoid triaxiality in the theory of nutation

S. M. Molodensky
Schmidt United Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Abstract

[1]  Modern nutation theories of the Earth and planets use the assumption, that the planetís inertia ellipsoid is symmetrical about the axes of rotation. Below we estimate the effects of the inertia ellipsoid triaxiality accurate to ((B-A)/(C-A))4, where A, B, C are equatorial and polar principal moments of inertia, respectively.

Received 15 May 1998; published 20 July 1998.

Keywords: theory of nutation, inertia ellipsoid triaxiality, Earth tides.


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Citation: Molodensky, S. M. (1998), On the effects of the inertia ellipsoid triaxiality in the theory of nutation, Russ. J. Earth Sci., 1, No.1, 51-57, doi:10.2205/1998ES000003.

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