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Sunday November 19, 2017

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USNO TRF/EOP Solution 2007b  

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Global VLBI TRF/EOP Solution 2007b
  July 2007

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Presented here is the U.S. Naval Observatory's 2007b global solution.   The Batch SOLVE solution used all available multi-baseline VLBI observations at 8.4 GHz (X-band) and 2.2 GHz (S-band) from 1979 August 3 through 2007 July 5.   This included a total of 3631 diurnal sessions and 4,940,827 measurements of group delay.   The BATCH control file 2007b.cnt along with databases given in 2007b.arc were used to generate this solution. The output spool file is 2007b.spl.gz. Plotted and tabulated below are the global and session RMS values for the solution.
 

Solution RMS delay and rate 
( postscript , pdf )

Solution RMS histograms
( postscript , pdf )

RMS data file:  2007b.rms

RMS plot   RMS histogram

 

Earth Orientation Parameters

The Earth Orientation parameters:  X and Y pole positions and rates, UT1 angle and rate, and daily offsets in the nutation in longitude and obliquity were estimated for each session separately.  Plotted and tabulated below are these data.
 
Pole Position X vs. Y:  Jan. 1998 to May 2006 ( postscript , pdf Pole position plot
Full EOP time series:  X pole, Ypole, UT angle ( postscript , pdf EOP plot
Full Nutation offset time series:  Longitude and Obliquity  ( postscript , pdf Nutation offsets plot

 

Tabulated data.

EOP time series Solve format 2007b.eop format description
EOP time series IVS format 2007b.eops format description
Correlations between EOP estimates 2007b.crl format description

 

Station and Source Positions

Positions of 623 sources were estimated as global parameters. Sources which participated in 3 or more sessions, had 40 or more good observations, and normalized residual delays less than 1.3 in the CRF2007a solution qualified for the list of global sources. Positions for an additional 290 sources were estimated for each session independently as local parameters. A total of 144 sources were eliminated due to bad data or insufficient number of observations. Positions and velocites for 128 stations were estimated as global parameters.

Tabulated data.

Station positions 2007b.sta format description
Station velocities 2007b.vel format description
Source positions 2007b.sou format description
Source position time series 2007b.lso format description

Comparisons

Shown below is a comparison of the USNO 2007b solution with the IERS C04_05 time series.  A weighted least-squares fit to the difference plots and the weighted rms are shown on each plot.
 

USNO - IERS C04_05 (1979-2007) USNO - IERS C04_05 (2000-2007)
Pole Position  ( postscript pdf ) Pole Position  ( postscript pdf )
UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf ) UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf )
Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf ) Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf )

 

Shown below is a comparison of the USNO 2007b solution with the IERS C04 time series.  A weighted least-squares fit to the difference plots and the weighted rms are shown on each plot.
 

USNO - IERS C04 (1979-2007) USNO - IERS (2000-2007)
Pole Position  ( postscript pdf ) Pole Position  ( postscript pdf )
UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf ) UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf )
Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf ) Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf )

 

Shown below is a comparison of the USNO 2007b solution with the GSFC 2007c solution.  A weighted least-squares fit to the difference plots and the weighted rms are shown on each plot.
 

USNO - GSFC (1979-2007) USNO - GSFC (2000-2007)
Pole Position  ( postscript pdf ) Pole Position  ( postscript pdf )
UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf ) UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf )
Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf ) Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf )


Shown below is a comparison of the USNO 2007b solution with the USNO 2007a solution.  A weighted least-squares fit to the difference plots and the weighted rms are shown on each plot.
 

2007b - 2007a (1979-2007) 2007b - 2007a (2000-2007)
Pole Position  ( postscript pdf ) Pole Position  ( postscript pdf )
UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf ) UT1 - UTC  ( postscript pdf )
Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf ) Nutation Offset  ( postscript pdf )





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