[Kst] [Bug 91823] time convention for Planck

Marc-Antoine Miville-Deschenes mamd at cita.utoronto.ca
Thu Jan 13 16:53:11 CET 2005

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           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|FIXED                       |

------- Additional Comments From mamd cita utoronto ca  2005-01-13 16:53 -------
This is to correct little errors I made
in the definition of the Planck reference time (so-called AIT).
In fact it is a general standard named TAI (for Temps Atomique International)
based on an atomic clock in Paris. There is not a direct
transformation from UTC to TAI as some "leap seconds" are added
periodically to the UTC (because of the earth precession).
Nowadays the relation is TAI = UTC + 32 seconds  (and not UTC-32 seconds
as I said previously).
So, this is to suggest
2) Modify name of the conversion (the official name is TAI)
1) Correct transformation (TAI = UTC + 32 seconds)

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