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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Origin and Etymology of chandler wobble

after Seth Carlo Chandler †1913 American astronomer


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