[LEAPSECS] nails in the coffin of mean solar time

Greg Hennessy greg.hennessy at cox.net
Thu Jun 14 17:31:41 EDT 2007

>> A notable difference between these versions and previous ones is

>> that the CGPM's UTC shall be interpreted by the Secretary of the Navy

>> as well as NIST.


> So the final determination of the policy issue (yea or nay on leap

> seconds) shall be whether the US military industrial complex believes

> there are more risks in continuing leap seconds (tested over 35 years)

> or in a boundless DUT1 (never tested, heretofore negligible for many

> applications).

No, I expect that means that Ken Johnston of the US Naval Observatory
will make the call. Or more precisely Dennis McCarthy.

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