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General Audience

     Leap second information

     Nelson, R.A., D.D. McCarthy, S. Malys, J. Levine, B. Guinot, H.F. Fligel, R.L. Beard and T.R. Bartholomew, The leap second: its history and possible future, Metrologia, 2001, 38, 509-529.

     Earth's rotation and time

  1. McCarthy, D.D., Astronomical Time, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 79, No. 7, 1991.
  2. Rochester, M.G. The Earth's Rotation, 1973, EOS Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, Vol. 54, 769-780.
  3. Smylie, D.E. and L. Mansinba, The Rotation of the Earth, Scientific American, December 1971, 80-88.

     Delta T information

  1. McCarthy, D.D. and A.K. Babcock, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Vol. 44, 1986, 281-292.
  2. Morrison, L.V. and F.R. Stephenson, Historical eclipses and the variability of the Earth's rotation, Journal of Geodynamics, Vol. 32(1-2), 2001, 247-265.

Technical Reading

  1. Eubanks, T.M. Variations in the Orientation of the Earth, in Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics: Earth Dynamics, D. Smith and D. Turcotte, eds., American Geophysical Union Monograph, Geodynamics Series, v. 24, 1993.
  2. Gross, R.S., Earth rotation variations — long period, in Physical Geodesy edited by T. A. Herring, Treatise on Geophysics vol. 11, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2007.
  3. Lambeck, K., 1980, The Earth's Variable Rotation: Geophysical Causes and Consequences, Cambridge University Press, London.
  4. Munk W. H. and MacDonald, G. J. F., 1960, The Rotation of the Earth, Cambridge University Press, London.
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