Pleistocene deglaciation and the Earth's rotation: a new analysis.
Abstract
The authors provide a new analysis of the influence of the Pleistocene glacial cycle upon the Earth's rotation. This analysis reveals important errors and inconsistencies in previous calculations of the polar motion produced by ice sheet forcing. The authors' conclusion is that it is not possible to fit the observed polar wander in the ILS path with a homogeneous viscoelastic model of the planetary interior if a realistic cycle history of glaciation and deglaciation is included in the calculation.
 Publication:

Geophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 March 1984
 DOI:
 10.1111/j.1365246X.1984.tb01920.x
 Bibcode:
 1984GeoJ...76..753W
 Keywords:

 Earth Rotation;
 Geochronology;
 Glaciology;
 Melting;
 Angular Velocity;
 Earth Mantle;
 Earth Surface;
 Loads (Forces);
 Magnetic Poles;
 Mass Distribution;
 Surface Properties;
 Geophysics;
 Earth Rotation:Variations;
 Polar Motion