[LEAPSECS] The man in the moon's too slow

Steffen Nurpmeso sdaoden at yandex.com
Fri Jan 23 16:43:09 EST 2015

Rob Seaman <seaman at noao.edu> wrote:
 |On Jan 23, 2015, at 5:33 AM, Steffen Nurpmeso <sdaoden at yandex.com> wrote:

 |> This is logical.  I indeed have *no* idea on what can happen, \
 |> which is one of the reasons that i am on this list, because \
 |> so many specialists from many different specialist fields \
 |> can (or could) show up.  For example i didn't know that \
 |> even snow storms have a measurable effect on earth rotation.
 |It's a question of scale.  A snow storm (even Snowpiercer) \
 |will not trigger a negative leap second.  Maybe if you ran \
 |the Snowpiercer train in reverse?

I haven't seen that film.  (And i don't think i will.)
In Thailand they have tried for many years to inject -- was it
silver iodide -- to gain rain where they need it.

 |> Does anyone really know what this will mean on the long run.
 |Morrison and Stephenson: http://ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/ancient.pdf

I'll read what follows, but i referred to what'd happen if the
slowdown / speedup what happen in the few decades that the RR can
eventually live.

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