A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2016 Apr 27, 15:24 -0400
There is a book called "Latitude" in which documenting the discovery of pole wander by Chandler is made.
I'll say it is half good. The chapters alternate between a fanciful novel and historical documentation. The historical documentation is very good!! The novel, not so much
A fine article indeed, Frank. Thank you.I particularly tickled me that the outlier sights (Kimura's) turned out to be the best.Hewitt
On Apr 27, 2016, at 7:58 AM, Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:
Here's a very nice article by science author Trudy E. Bell on the small-scale motions of the pole: http://tbp.org/pubs/Features/Sp16Bell.pdf (sample attached below). These phenomena are all much too small to affect traditional celestial navigation, but high-precision positional astronomy that tries to determine an observer's position with GPS accuracy does have to worry about these small details.
Clockwork Mapping / ReedNavigation.com
Conanicut Island USA
PS: My position today: 45.204° N, 123.145° W