Comparisons with EOP C04 Series
On the following pages you will find a comparison between the individual solutions of the analysis centres and the IVS combination with respect to the C04 series. The C04 series provides Earth orientation parameters (EOP):
- Polar motion with respect to the crust X-Pole and Y-Pole,
- Irregularities of the rotation angle UT1-UTC and LOD,
- Celestial pole offsets dX and dY
referred to the precession-nutation model IAU2006 and with respect to the ITRF2008.
These values are smoothed at 1-day intervals and published by the IERS Earth Orientation Centre. Since 1th December 2011, the EOP C04 series is delivered with 30-day latency and includes only final definitive values, cf. IERS message 198. A description of the C04 series can be found at the C04-Guide.
For comparison, the missing X- and Y-Pole Rate of the C04 series are determined by a weighted linear interpolation of the X- and Y-Pole values, respectively.
The comparison is embedded into an interactive tool containing data since 1983. The values are smoothed by a moving median. The subset size of the sliding window is ±35 days and is shifted forward each 7 days. The user is free to display the graphics of the individual solution and to choose the time-spans.
The statistic table is updated according to the chosen data set(s).