Long-Term Rotation Instabilities of the Earth: a Reanalysis

  1. Jerry X. Mitrovica and
  2. Bert L.A. Vermeersen
  1. R. Sabadini1 and
  2. B. L. A. Vermeersen2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118670101.ch4

Ice Sheets, Sea Level and the Dynamic Earth

Ice Sheets, Sea Level and the Dynamic Earth

How to Cite

Sabadini, R. and Vermeersen, B. L. A. (2002) Long-Term Rotation Instabilities of the Earth: a Reanalysis, in Ice Sheets, Sea Level and the Dynamic Earth (eds J. X. Mitrovica and B. L.A. Vermeersen), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118670101.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sezione Geofisica, Dipartimento Di Scienze Della Terra, Univerità Di Milano, Italy

  2. 2

    Deos, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

Book Series:

  1. Geodynamics Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875905310

Online ISBN: 9781118670101

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Keywords:

  • Glacial isostasy;
  • Sea level;
  • Earth-Crust;
  • Geodynamics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rotational Changes for a Rigid Earth

  • Adjustment of the Equatorial Bulge

  • Linearized Rotational Theory for a Stratified, Viscoelastic Earth

  • Polar Wander Equation in the Laplace Domain

  • Loading

  • Long-Term Behaviour of the Rotation Equation: Contributions from the Secular and Relaxation Modes

  • ICE-Age Cycle and the Polar Wander Path

  • Present-Day Polar Wander and Mantle Viscosity

  • Trade-Off Between Lower Mantle Viscosity and Present-Day Mass Imbalance in Antarctica and Greenland

  • Conclusions