Re: [LEAPSECS] predicting leap seconds

From: Rob Seaman <seaman_at_NOAO.EDU>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 08:35:16 -0700

On Jan 7, 2006, at 11:01 PM, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> This would phase in the predictive timeline for leap second
> insertions, and would also give the IERS control to end the
> experiment if the time horizons exceeded their ability to predict
> with confidence.

it would also be completely within the current UTC specification and
practices. The various bulletins are required to be released with a
minimum look-ahead schedule. No particular reason they might not
issue a bulletin every six months including both scheduled leap
seconds and unscheduled predictions in a sliding window extending
forward a decade or more.
Received on Sun Jan 08 2006 - 07:35:39 PST

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