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"Escargot Effect" and the Chandler Wobble Excitation

Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2018. Vol. 955. No. 1. P. 1-6.
Zotov L. V., Bizouard C.

We study the Chandler wobble (CW) of the pole from 1846 to 2017 extracted by the Panteleev ltering. The CW has period of 433 days, average amplitude of 0.13 milliarcseconds (mas) which is changing, and phase jump by pi in 1930-th. The CW amplitude strongly (almost to zero) decreases in 1930-th and 2010-th with the phase jump in 1930th. The envelope model contains 83- and 42-years quasi-periodicities. We think the rst one can be represented by the 166-years changes of the envelope, crossing zero in 1930th. We reconstruct Chandler input excitation based on the Euler-Liouville equation. Its amplitude has 20-years variations. We explain this based on simple model and prove, that they appear in consequence of 42-years modulation of CW. The excitation ampli es the amplitude of CW for 20 years then damps it for another 20 years. The analysis of the modulated CW signal in a sliding window demonstrates the specific effect, we called the "escargot effect", when instantaneous "virtual" retrograde component appears in the purely prograde (at long-time interval) signal. Chandler excitation envelope shape is similar to this instantaneous retrograde component, which re ects the changes of ellipticity of the approximation ellipse.