Stability of Planetary Rotation
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CitationChan, Ngai Ham. 2014. Stability of Planetary Rotation. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractThis thesis focuses on the long-term rotational stability of the Earth and terrestrial planets. One important class of perturbation is a reorientation of the solid planet with respect to a rotation pole that remains fixed in an inertial frame. These motions are driven by mass redistribution within or on the surface of the planet (e.g. glaciation, mantle convective flow). Long-term changes in the orientation of the rotation pole are called True Polar Wander (TPW).
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