Chandler wobble


Chan·​dler wobble
variants or less commonly Chandler's wobble
: an elliptical oscillation of the earth's axis of rotation with a period of 14 months whose cause has not been determined

Word History


after Seth Carlo Chandler †1913 American astronomer

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“Chandler wobble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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