Additional Supporting Material

Additional materials that complement the IERS Conventions are available below. These materials are not included in the official Conventions distribution.
The information provided below is not subject to the same review process as the official Conventions distribution and associated programs and subroutines.
  • Chapter 5 - Transformation between the International Terrestrial Reference System and Geocentric Celestial Reference System.
    • Example application of the IAU 2000 resolutions concerning Earth orientation and rotation.[1]
    • For additional information related to the transformation between systems, see also the site of the IAU Division 1 working group (2003-2006) Nomenclature for Fundamental Astronomy (NFA), with more explanatory material here.
  • Chapter 6 - Geopotential.
    • The IERS Conventions (2003) ocean tides model CSR 3.0 is presented in the 1995 memo "THE CSR 3.0 GLOBAL OCEAN TIDE MODEL: DIURNAL AND SEMI-DIURNAL OCEAN TIDES FROM TOPEX/POSEIDON ALTIMETRY". [2]
    • The ocean tides model FES2004 described in the IERS Conventions (2010) is presented in the paper "Modelling the global ocean tides: modern insights from FES2004". [3] Additional information is provided in a presentation at the IERS Conventions workshop.
  • Chapter 7 - Displacement of reference points.
    • Report [4] on the version dated June 2008 of the routine hardisp.f to compute the displacement due to ocean tidal loading.
  • Chapter 9 - Models for atmospheric propagation delays.
    • Report [5] on the influence of non synchroneous phase measurements on the ionospheric correction in DORIS.
  • Chapter 10 - General relativistic models for space-time coordinates and equations of motion.
      Report [6] on orbit perturbations due to relativistic corrections.

[1] Provided by Patrick Wallace

[2] Written by Richard J. Eanes and Srinivas Bettadpur

[3] Written by F. Lyard et al. (2006)

[4] Provided by Duncan Agnew

[5] Written by Flavien Mercier

[6] Written by Urs Hugentobler

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