Re: [LEAPSECS] Long term scheduling and bounding DUT1

From: Ed Davies <ls_at_EDAVIES.NILDRAM.CO.UK>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 12:06:30 +0100

Warner Losh wrote:
> One thing I've proposed on other lists is to allow UT1-UTC to get as
> large as say 5s or 10s. Then predict the number of leap seconds we'll
> have over the next 10, 20, 50 years (whatever the state of the art is
> believed to be to keep DUT1 in that new, looser range). We then
> schedule today that they will happen at these times over the next 10,
> 20 or 50 years. The earth's natural variation may mean that UT1-UTC
> is > 1s during these times, but is still bounded because we've added
> these seconds. ....

Is "bounded" right here? Perhaps "unbounded but probably quite small"
would be better.

Received on Sun Aug 14 2005 - 04:27:16 PDT

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