Reference Frames and Astrometry

  • Michael H. Soffel
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


Geodesy, astrometry, high precision navigation — all these disciplines require a set of local and global reference frames in an operative sense. Now, it is widely appreciated that this represents not merely a practical but equally well a conceptual problem, which becomes even stronger with the necessity to leave the classical Newtonian framework and to work in a relativistic space-time.


Reference Frame Proper Time Atomic Clock Local Reference Frame Tetrad Field 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael H. Soffel
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Theoretische AstrophysikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

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