[LEAPSECS] Crunching Bulletin B numbers

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Thu Feb 17 08:50:56 EST 2011

On Thu, 17 Feb 2011, Mark Calabretta wrote:


> That said, if leap second insertions were simply deferred for 10

> years, DUT1 would probably grow to no more than about 6s (even

> including deceleration), which seems much preferable to letting it

> grow without limit.

If you do that then DUT1 will be large enough to cause problems for all
the people that assume UTC ~= UT1, and if they can deal with those
problems they can deal just as well with unbounded DUT1.

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