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Carter, William E. (William Eugene) 1939-

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Works: 32 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 1,671 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Surveys  Observations  History  Biography  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works about William E Carter
 
Most widely held works by William E Carter
Latitude : how American astronomers solved the mystery of variation by William E Carter( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nineteenth-century European astronomers tried for decades to explain the variations in their careful astronomical observations. But where the best minds in Europe failed, an intellectual upstart from America succeeded. In 1891 Seth Carlo Chandler Jr., an actuary for a Boston insurance company with no formal education in astronomy, shocked the international scientific community by announcing that he had solved the problem and that an inexpensive instrument he had designed could detect the variation. Another American, Simon Newcomb, compounded the Europeans' embarrassment. Working at the U.S. Naval Observatory Newcomb validated Chandler's findings and reconciled the difference between his observations and accepted theory." "Chandler's discovery, dubbed "the Chandler Wobble," had profound significance to astronomers of the time and later played an important role in space exploration and the development of the revolutionary Global Positioning System (GPS). The authors, a father-daughter team of scientists, tell the story of Chandler's life and scientific works with the aid of private correspondence, documents, and family photographs. In recounting both the historical and dramatic human aspects of the story, they help readers appreciate how Chandler's achievements gave America credibility in the world of serious scientific research."--Jacket
Variations in Earth rotation( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of Symposium no. 5, Geodetic applications of radio interferometry : International Association of Geodesy, Tokyo, Japan, May 7-8, 1982 by 1982, Tokȳo) Symposium Geodetic Applications of Radio Interferometry (5( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haystack-Westford survey by William E Carter( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of the McDonald Observatory radial line scheme by relative lateration techniques by William E Carter( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of survey for McDonald Observatory, Harvard Radio Astronomy Station, and vicinity by William E Carter( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldstone validation survey--phases II and III by J. E Pettey( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldstone validation survey--phase 1 by William E Carter( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Newcomb : America's unofficial astronomer royal by William E Carter( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geodetic fixing of tide gauge bench marks : technical report( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the auspices of the International Association for Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO) a committee was established to identify the oceanographic and geophysical requirements for fixing Tide Gauge Bench Maries (TGBM's) in an absolute terrestrial coordinate system; to evaluate the technology for fixing TGBM's; and to malce recommendations to the Commission on Mean Sea Level and Tides (IAPSO) of a strategy for coordinated global fixing ofTGBM's and for making the results centrally·available. To meet these goals, the committee met for a several day session at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in November, 1988. From this workshop came a series of technical conclusions, plus specific recommendations to achieve the goals of the committee. Included in these discussions were Very Long Baseline Interferometry, Satellite Laser Ranging, Lunar Laser Ranging, Global Positioning System, and Absolute Gravity Meters, as well as mechanisms for logging and distributing the results from these systems, perhaps via the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) in Britain
Proceedings of the AGU Chapman Conference on Geodetic VLBI-- Monitoring Global Change, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., April 22-26, 1991 by AGU Chapman Conference on Geodetic VLBI--Monitoring Global Change( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Newcomb, America's first great astronomer by William E Carter( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1854, at age 19, Simon Newcomb stood outside the gates of the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, longing to go inside to see the telescopes and perhaps even meet one of the astronomers. But he had no idea how he might be received; he was not a US citizen and the only knowledge of astronomy that he could claim was what he had been able to glean on his own from a few aged books. He simply could not risk the humiliation of being turned away, he decided, and left without so much as making an inquiry." ©2009 American Institute of Physics
The Age of sail : a time when the fortunes of nations and lives of seamen literally turned with the winds their ships encountered at sea by William E Carter( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper examines the evidence to support the view that the inability of seamen to determine accurate longitude at sea in sailing ships was a major factor in the loss of ships and crews that was effectively solved by the introduction of the marine chronometer. It concludes that this was not the case and that a more compelling factor for the safety of ships was the introduction of mechanical propulsion systems."
The lunar laser ranging pointing problem by William E Carter( )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A field evaluation of the Kern DKM3-A astronomical theodolite for precise astronomic position determination by William E Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DKM3-A is a variant of the Double Circle Triangulation Theodolite DKM3, the principal changes being those necessary to facilitate the addition of an astronomic micrometer accuracy: The results indicate that the DKM3-A is capable of producing first-order latitude and longitude determinations as defined in the thesis. FIELD CHARACTERISTICS: The DKM3-A is an excellent field instrument from the viewpoints of portability, versatility, and observer convenience. The DKM-3 has already proven that the basic mechanical and optical components are sound, and it is likely that the DKM3-A will prove adequate in these respects also. The additions of the astronomic micrometer, weighted striding level, and double Horrebow level add considerably to the weight that the vertical axis system must support, and its effect on the life of the system could prove significant. The DKM3-A appears to have all the necessary ingredients to make it a valuable addition to the geodesists' array of tools
Report of the Surrey Workshop of the IAPSO Tide Gauge Bench Mark Fixing Committee : [December 13-15, 1993, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Deacon Laboratory, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom] by International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Newcomb : astronomer and personality by William E Carter( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reply to their book review by Bradley Schaefer on page 66 of the February 2007 issue of Physics Today
Studying the Earth by very-long-baseline interferometry by William E Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

THE LUNAR LASER RANGING POINTING PROBLEM by William E Carter( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Latitude : how American astronomers solved the mystery of variation
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Simon Newcomb : America's unofficial astronomer royal
Alternative Names
Carter, Bill 1939-

Carter, W. E.

Carter, William E.

Carter, William Eugene 1939-

Carter, William J.

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English (62)