Fwd: Re: F-ckin Leap Seconds, how do they work?

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Tue Jul 3 16:58:00 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu <valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu> said:
> Actually, GPS time is pretty ugly mathematically, as it has to make
> relativistic corrections for time dilation due to speed of the satellites
> and for gravity-well dilation (which are in opposite directions).

That's how GPS _calculates_ the time, but "GPS time" (i.e. time as
reported by GPS) is a constant offset from TAI (TAI - UTC as of 1980).
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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