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Inter-Division A-F WG Cartographic Coordinates & Rotational Elements

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Brent A. Archinal

US Geological Survey
Astrogeology Science Center
2255 N Gemini Dr
Flagstaff AZ 86001
United States

Phone: +1 928 556 7083
Fax: +1 928 556 7014
Email: barchinalusgsgov
Personal website: http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/people/brent-archinal
Organization website: http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/

Last updated:
January 16, 2013


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Description

The WG is tasked with defining the rotational elements of the planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets of the solar system on a systematic basis and to relate their cartographic coordinates rigorously to the rotational elements. General goals: The WGCCRE has been given the responsibility by the IAU to define the rotational elements of the planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets of the solar system on a systematic basis and to relate their cartographic coordinates rigorously to the rotational elements. In practice, it has accomplished this by issuing a report after every IAU General Assembly, which describes the current recommended models for the cartographic coordinates and rotational elements of all planetary bodies where such detailed knowledge exists, e.g. usually via collection by spacecraft. These reports have also described how new coordinate systems should be set up and how they should be updated when new data is available. The WGCCRE encourages input and is available to assist users on cartographic issues.


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Division A Fundamental Astronomy
Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy

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