LMT information, geographics of Antarctica bases
Oscar van Vlijmen
ovv at hetnet.nl
Wed Mar 16 13:57:36 UTC 2005
Some LMT (local mean time) values in the tz database seem to be incorrect.
Below are the values I believe to be correct.
Alaska America/Juneau -8:57:41
Alaska America/Yakutat -9:14:55
Alaska America/Anchorage -9:59:36
Alaska America/Nome -11:01:38
Alaska America/Adak -11:46:38
Philippines Asia/Manila 8:04:00
Guam Pacific/Guam 9:39:00
Northern Mariana Islands Pacific/Saipan 9:43:00
Samoa Pacific/Apia -11:26:56
American Samoa Pacific/Pago_Pago -11:22:48
Note that West Samoa is no longer the correct name; it is Samoa.
No LMT information was given for:
BIOT Indian/Chagos 4:49:40
Cocos Islands Indian/Cocos 6:27:40
Several geographic locations for Antarctica bases are not present in the tz
Some time ago I looked the latitude/longitude up from various sources, some
more reliable than others.
Locations missing in the tz database are:
Comandante Ferraz, King George Island 62:05S 058:24E
The names of the Chilean bases are incomplete - titles are omitted:
Escudero, South Shetland Islands 62:11:57S 058:57:35W
Presidente Eduardo Frei, King George Island 62:14S 058:48W
General Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctic Peninsula 63:19S 057:04W
Capitan Arturo Prat 62:30S 059:41W
Villa Las Estrellas is the little village built around the Frei base.
Great Wall, King George Island 62:13S 058:58W
Zhongshan, Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay 69:22S 076:23E
Georg von Neumayer 70:39S 008:15W
Dakshin Gangotri 70:05S 012:00E
Dome Fuji 77:19S 039:42E
Syowa 69:00:22S 039:35:24E
King Sejong, King George Island 62:13S 058:47W
Bouvet (territory, never inhabited) 54:26S 003:24E
Peter I Island (claim, never inhabited) 68:47S 090:35W
Molodezhnaya, Alasheyev Bay 67:40S 045:51E
Vostok 78:24S 106:54E
Marion Island 46:53S 037:52E
Sanae IV 71:41S 002:50W
British Antarctic Territories (BAT) claims:
South Orkney Islands 60:35S 045:30W
South Shetland Islands 62:00S 060:00W
Palmer, Anvers Island 64:48S 064:06W
McMurdo, Ross Island 77:50S 166:36E
Amundsen-Scott, South Pole 90:00S 000:00E
Since I didn't bother to mention the sources (too many), you might take this
information 'cum granum salis', but anyway, it might be of some use.
Has anyone better information?
I shall publish a new web page with a compilation of some tz database
information in due time.
Compiling all information resulted in the above notes.
Oscar van Vlijmen
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