Time on Jan Mayen

Jesper Nørgaard jnorgard at Prodigy.Net.mx
Tue May 1 09:48:35 UTC 2001

In that case I presume the 'europe' file should be corrected from this:

# Svalbard & Jan Mayen
Link	Europe/Oslo	Arctic/Longyearbyen
# From Whitman:
Zone Atlantic/Jan_Mayen	-1:00	-	EGT

... to something like this:

# Svalbard & Jan Mayen
Link	Europe/Oslo	Arctic/Longyearbyen
Link	Europe/Oslo	Atlantic/Jan_Mayen

The question is if Whitman's observation for Jan Mayen Island was correct earlier,
in that case we will have to reuse parts of the first definition. Although EGT is a
bit misleading perhaps because East Greenland (Scoresbysund) is using EU rules
with DST, which might not coincide with what Jan Mayen had. I suggest that
this needs to be investigated a bit further (hint, hint, I will probably not do it :)


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From: 	Olson, Arthur David (NCI)[SMTP:olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov]
Sent: 	Lunes 30 de Abril de 2001 6:55
To: 	Tz (E-mail)
Subject: 	FW: Time on Jan mayen

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-----Original Message-----
From: Genderen, M.H.P. van [mailto:M.H.P.v.Genderen at tue.nl]
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 2:54 AM
To: 'tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov'
Subject: Time on Jan mayen


I asked the crew of the meteorological station on Jan Mayen Island
(janmayen at ftd.mil.no) what time they used, and this is their answer:

> We are using the same time as i Norway, and are following the summer and
winter time as i Norway.

> Regards

> Åge-leif Godø

So it seems that the time zone should be changed from East Greenland Time to
Oslo time for Jan Mayen.

Yours, Marcel van Genderen
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