[LEAPSECS] Meeting with Wayne Whyte

michael.deckers michael.deckers at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 3 03:58:21 EST 2011

On 2011-02-03 08:04, Steve Allen wrote:

> However, this suggestion of increasing the limit of DUT1 should

> go hand in hand with another change made in Rec. 460. The original

> draft of 460 which was presented to the CCIR Plenary Assembly

> suggested that the leaps should be full seconds or "integral

> multiples thereof".


Very interesting, thanks! The "double leap second" resurfaced
in the ISO standard for C in 1989.

> Somehow during the discussions at the Plenary Assembly the phrase

> in quotes was deleted before adoption of the draft recommendation.

They probably realized that |TAI - UTC| < 1 s excludes multiple
leap seconds.

Michael Deckers.

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