Chandler wobble

noun
Chan·​dler wobble | \ ˈchan(d)lər- \
variants: or less commonly Chandler's wobble \ -​lərz-​ \

Definition of Chandler wobble

: an elliptical oscillation of the earth's axis of rotation with a period of 14 months whose cause has not been determined

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History and Etymology for Chandler wobble

after Seth Carlo Chandler †1913 American astronomer

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“Chandler wobble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chandler%20wobble. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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