Geodetic interferometry submission for the IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) quadrennial report. Reviews of geophysics and space physics.
The present paper reviews the activities of two major VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) groups, within the United States, which have been concentrating on geodetic measurements for a number of years. The activities have resulted in the development of transportable VLBI terminals for regional surveying applications; development of VLBI techniques for obtaining station positions; establishment of relative epochs and rates of the hydrogen maser clocks at the stations; the acquisition of polar motion and earth rotation data in support of deep space tracking functions; and the development of VLBI techniques necessary for tectonic measurements on trans- and intercontinental baselines and for astrometry, polar-motion and earth-rotation observations.
Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics
- Pub Date:
- September 1979
- Geodetic Surveys;
- Very Long Base Interferometry;
- Instrumentation and Photography;
- Astronomical Geodesy:VLB Interferometry