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By Wm. Markowitz (auth.), Wm. Markowitz, B. Guinot (eds.)

AGU American Geophysical Union BIH Bureau foreign de l'Heure FAGS Federation of Astronomical and Geophysical providers lAG foreign organization of Geodesy IAU foreign Astronomical Union ICSU foreign Council of medical Unions ILS overseas range carrier IPMS overseas Polar movement provider foreign Union of Geodesy and Geophysics IUGG PZT Photographic Zenith Tube UNESCO United international locations academic, medical and Cultural association creation The speculation of continental waft has develop into of accelerating curiosity to geophysicists lately. The IUGG higher Mantle Committee has acknowledged that the speculation of continental go with the flow envisages horizontal displacements of the continents over th- sands of kilometers, and that it's a important goal of the higher Mantle undertaking to turn out even if continental flow has happened. The foundation of the speculation should be traced to the shut similarity in outlines of the coasts at the aspects of the Atlantic Ocean. the speculation that the jap and western hemispheres are drifting aside was once expounded specifically via A. Wegener. smooth geophysical theories search to give an explanation for paleomagnetic observations through - suming that issues have happened long ago: (a) large-scale polar wandering, and (b) continental float. an instantaneous affirmation of waft, if it exists, is vastly wanted. makes an attempt were made to turn out that continental waft has happened from - served alterations in range and longitude. It was once proposal via a few, in reality, that such adjustments have been detected.

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BOMFORD AND DR. A. R. ROBBINS In equation (4), even though the field LST. T. b) tan

The external value for six years was obtained similarly from Table 1, above. The internal errors were based on the number of nights or the years in the interval. e. of a coordinate is obtained from equation (4). e. 's of O':Oll for x and 0':009 for y for a 6-year interval. These values indicate that the progressive and librational motions shown in Figure 1 are not due to accidental causes. Crustal displacements would be indicated by systematic departures in Figure 2 of the observed variations in latitude from the dashed lines.

Notation A direction, fixed in relation to the Earth, to which the minor axes of Geodetic Mean Pole geodetic reference spheroids are to be parallel; denoted by a defined point on polar motion diagrams. Coordinates of the instantaneous pole with reference to the Geodetic Mean Pole as in Figure 1 (seconds of arc). Coordinates of the BIH mean pole of epoch with reference to the Geodetic Mean Pole (seconds of arc). latitude, longitude and azimuth at a field station. Geodetic ¢G, AG, AG latitude, longitude and azimuth at a field station.

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