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By Charles A. Whitten, Kenneth H. Drummond

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Published via the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

The winning launchings of high-altitude rockets and synthetic Earth satellites have opened a brand new period within the choice of geophysical info. the applying of those new strategies would require the mixed rules, reviews, and providers of scientists in a large choice of disciplines. for example, any efforts within the choice of geodetic information will unavoidably draw jointly numerous fields of exercise outdoors of geodesy, equivalent to astronomy, rocketry, and electronics, to call a number of.

In popularity of this, many American geodesists expected the necessity of a convention on modern Geodesy for the interchange of information and ideas between scientists in definite fields with regards to the recent area age. the aim of the sort of convention used to be no longer basically to orient different scientists in smooth geodesy, yet simply as importantly to enlighten the geodesist in these sciences required in house software to his challenge.

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Mr. W. L. Berry—Are there any figures available on the magnitude of lateral crustal movements other than obvious faulting? Mr. Whitten—Observations have been made along fault lines and there is a geodetic program for reobserving networks in California and Nevada along fault zones. Even though there are no earthquakes, there is a slow creeping movement of the land mass on one side of the fault zone relative to the land mass on the other. This slow movement amounts to about one foot in ten years.

Roman K. C. Johns—We do not know how the axes of rotation are situated with respect to each other, except that they are parallel. Prof. Doyle—Do we know that absolutely? Mr. Rice—Yes, if the control is adequate. Dr. Johns—In stellar observations we assume that the observer is in the center of the Earth, however this is not the case. Dr. John A. O'Keefe—If you convert the latitude, longitude and height to XYZ coordinates you would expect that the difference between what you have done and the truth would be a simple translation without rotation, except for quantities of the order of half a second.

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