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

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.

WG Reports to the IAU

WG Reports to the community

Archinal, B. A., Acton, C. H., A’Hearn, M. F., Conrad, A., Consolmagno, G. J., Duxbury, T., Hestroffer, D., Hilton, J. L., Kirk, R., Klioner, S. A., McCarthy, D., Meech, K., Oberst, J., Ping, J., Seidelmann, P. K., Tholen, D. J., Thomas, P. C., and Williams, I. P. (2018). “Report of the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2015,” Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 130:22, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10569-017-9805-5. Springer Nature SharedIt link providing free read access at https://rdcu.be/b32V4.   

Archinal, B. A., Acton, C. H., Conrad, A., Duxbury, T., Hestroffer, D., Hilton, J. L., Jorda, L., Kirk, R. L., Klioner, S. A., Margot, J-L., Meech, K., Oberst, J., Paganelli1, F., Ping, J., Seidelmann, P. K., Stark, A., Tholen, D. J., Wang, Y., and Williams I. P. (2019).  “Correction to: Report of the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2015,” Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 131:61, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10569-019-9925-1. Springer Nature SharedIt link providing free read access at https://rdcu.be/b32WL.


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Division A Fundamental Astronomy
Division F Planetary Systems and Astrobiology


Brent A. Archinal

US Geological Survey
Astrogeology Science Center
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Flagstaff AZ 86001
Arizona (AZ)
United States

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Last updated:
September 30, 2019

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