## Estimating Kinematic Parameters of the Tectonic Plate Motion

Transactions of IAA RAS, issue 45, 57–60 (2018)

**DOI**: 10.32876/ApplAstron.45.57-60

**Keywords**:
Euler's vector, motion of tectonic plates, coordinate system, GPS measurements, angular velocity rotation, coordinates of the Euler pole.

### Abstract

The modern space geodesy techniques (GPS, SLR, VLBI and DORIS) have improved the accuracy in positioning of geodetic network points and identified the new factors which had been considered insignificant before. For example, the tectonic plate motion is among the factors which give us an opportunity to replace the static coordinate system model by the kinematic one. The effect of the tectonic plate motion can be estimated if you know such kinematic parameters as the Euler’s vector (angular velocity of the tectonic plate rotation and the coordinates of the rotation poles, i.e. their latitude and longitude). Many modern kinematic models of the tectonic plates use observations based on geophysical methods in order to estimate kinematic parameters of the tectonic plate motion. The article presents an algorithm to estimate the parameters of the tectonic plate motion using observations based on space geodesy techniques. Based on this algorithm, the EULER program has been developed and tested experimentally. The results of the analysis show us that the parameters of the Euler’s vector obtained by the EULER program are in good agreement with the results obtained using the ITRF 2005 and the ITRF 2008 models.

### Citation

`A. A. Kluykov, S. P. Kuzin. Estimating Kinematic Parameters of the Tectonic Plate Motion // Transactions of IAA RAS. — 2018. — Issue 45. — P. 57–60.`

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author = {A.~A. Kluykov and S.~P. Kuzin},
doi = {10.32876/ApplAstron.45.57-60},
issue = {45},
journal = {Transactions of IAA RAS},
keyword = {Euler's vector, motion of tectonic plates, coordinate system, GPS measurements, angular velocity rotation, coordinates of the Euler pole},
pages = {57--60},
title = {Estimating Kinematic Parameters of the Tectonic Plate Motion},
url = {http://iaaras.ru/en/library/paper/1818/},
year = {2018}
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TY - JOUR
TI - Estimating Kinematic Parameters of the Tectonic Plate Motion
AU - Kluykov, A. A.
AU - Kuzin, S. P.
PY - 2018
T2 - Transactions of IAA RAS
IS - 45
SP - 57
AB - The modern space geodesy techniques (GPS, SLR, VLBI and DORIS) have
improved the accuracy in positioning of geodetic network points and
identified the new factors which had been considered insignificant
before. For example, the tectonic plate motion is among the factors
which give us an opportunity to replace the static coordinate system
model by the kinematic one. The effect of the tectonic plate motion
can be estimated if you know such kinematic parameters as the Euler’s
vector (angular velocity of the tectonic plate rotation and the
coordinates of the rotation poles, i.e. their latitude and
longitude). Many modern kinematic models of the tectonic plates use
observations based on geophysical methods in order to estimate
kinematic parameters of the tectonic plate motion. The article
presents an algorithm to estimate the parameters of the tectonic
plate motion using observations based on space geodesy techniques.
Based on this algorithm, the EULER program has been developed and
tested experimentally. The results of the analysis show us that the
parameters of the Euler’s vector obtained by the EULER program are in
good agreement with the results obtained using the ITRF 2005 and the
ITRF 2008 models.
DO - 10.32876/ApplAstron.45.57-60
UR - http://iaaras.ru/en/library/paper/1818/
ER -
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