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IERS Rapid Service/Prediction Centre

Mission:

The IERS Rapid Service/Prediction Centre is responsible for providing earth orientation parameters on a rapid turnaround basis, primarily for real-time users and others needing the highest quality EOP information sooner than that available in the final series published by the IERS Earth Orientation Center.

Web site:

http://usno.navy.mil/USNO/earth-orientation

Main products:

Rapid data and predictions:

  • BULLETIN A

Standard EOP data files:

  • FINALS.ALL (IAU1980)
  • FINALS.ALL (IAU2000)
  • FINALS.DATA (IAU1980)
  • FINALS.DATA (IAU2000)
  • GPSRAPID.OUT

Daily EOP data files:

  • FINALS.DAILY (IAU1980)
  • FINALS.DAILY (IAU2000)
  • GPSRAPID.DAILY
Primary scientist and representative to the IERS Directing Board:
Production director and lead project scientist:
Staff:
Contacts:
  • IERS Rapid Service/Prediction Centre
  • Christine Hackman
  • U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO)
  • Earth Orientation Department
  • 3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW
  • Washington, DC 20392-5420
  • USA
  • Phone: +1 (202) 762-1444
  • Fax: +1 (202) 762-1563
  • christine.hackman@navy.mil
  • Nick Stamatakos
  • U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Earth Orientation Department
  • 3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW
  • Washington, DC 20392-5420
  • USA
  • Phone: +1 (202) 762-1518
  • Fax: +1 (202) 762-1563
  • nick.stamatakos@navy.mil

For more details about the tasks, please consult the Terms of Reference and the Call for Participation in the new IERS.

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