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The mean distance to the Moon as determined by radar

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 August 2015

B. S. Yaplee
Affiliation:
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Radio Astronomy Branch, Washington, D. C.
S. H. Knowles
Affiliation:
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Radio Astronomy Branch, Washington, D. C.
A. Shapiro
Affiliation:
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Radio Astronomy Branch, Washington, D. C.
K. J. Craig
Affiliation:
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Radio Astronomy Branch, Washington, D. C.
D. Brouwer
Affiliation:
Yale University Observatory, New Haven, Connecticut.

Abstract

The results of 1959-1960 radar measurements of the distance of the Moon are given. The method of reduction of the data is described The possible effects of lunar topography and errors of other origins are discussed, as well as the effects of different constants such as the radii of the Earth and of the Moon.

Résumé. — Les auteurs donnent les résultats des mesures de la distance de la Lune à l'aide d'échos-radar effectuées en 1959-1960. Ils décrivent les méthodes de réduction et discutent les erreurs d'origines différentes, en particulier celles dues à la topographie de la Lune. Ils discutent également les effets des autres constantes comme les rayons de la Terre et de la Lune.

Zusammenfassung. — Die Ergebnisse der 1959-1960 durchgeführten Radar-Messungen der Entfernung des Mondes werden angegeben und die Reduktionsmethoden beschrieben. Die möglichen Einflüsse der Mondtopographie und von Fehlern anderer Ursache werden diskutiert, ebenso die Effekte verschiedener Konstanten wie der Radien von Erde und Mond.

Резюме. — Авторы дают результаты измерений расстояния до Луны радаром в 1959-1960 г. Они описывают методы редукции, обсуждают влияние разных ошибок, в частности тех, которые вызванны топографией Луны. Они также обсуждают влияние других постоянных, как например радиусов Земли и Луны.

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Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © CNRS 1965 

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