Corrections and Clarifications

Corrections and Clarifications

Science  06 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5280, pp. 1325
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5280.1325d

Abstract

In the last paragraph of the report “Late Proterozoic and Paleozoic tides, retreat of the moon, and rotation of the Earth” by C. P. Sonett et al. (5 July, p. 100), the loss of rotation energy of Earth should have been given as 1.19 ± 0.08 × 1036 ergs, the gain in orbital energy of the moon should have been given as 4.25 ± 0.31 × 1034 ergs, and the frictional energy loss rate should have been given as 4.03 × 1019 ergs s−1. These corrections raise the estimate of frictional loss to about 67% of that given by Munk and MacDonald, but result in no changes to the other parameters reported.

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