The Influence of the Planets, Sun and Moon on the Evolution of the Earth’s Axis
Joseph J. Smulsky
DOI: 10.4236/ijaa.2011.13017   PDF    HTML     7,578 Downloads   15,981 Views   Citations


To study climate evolution, we consider the rotational motion of the Earth. The law of angular momentum change is analyzed, based on which the differential equations of rotational motion are derived. Problems with initial conditions are discussed and the algorithm of the numerical solution is presented. The equations are numerically integrated for the action of each planet, the Sun and the Moon on the Earth separately over 10 kyr. Results are analyzed and compared to solutions of other authors and to observation data.

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J. Smulsky, "The Influence of the Planets, Sun and Moon on the Evolution of the Earth’s Axis," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 117-134. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2011.13017.

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