Earth Orientation - The Current and Future Situation

Dennis D. McCarthy
1995 Symposium - International astronomical union  
Sub-milliarcsecond astrometry often requires an accurate characterization of the orientation of the Earth in a quasi-inertial reference frame. The International Earth Rotation Service (IERS) standards provide the current state of the art in the transformation between celestial and terrestrial reference systems. Improvements in the determination of Earth orientation parameters which describe this transformation continue to be made. Current and future capabilities are given.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900228210 fatcat:q5b3cdtmarc55earuinai5fjw4