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20000530: UDUNIT work_year definition?



Andy,

> From: Andy Loughe <address@hidden>
> Subject: work_year definition?
> Organization: NOAA/FSL/AD
> Keywords: 200005301733.e4UHXpT18838 UDUNITS work_year

In the above message, you wrote:

> I was reading this page...
> 
>     http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/udunits/udunits.dat
> 
> and I saw this definition...
> 
>     work_year               P 2056 hours
> 
> How is this computed? 40*52 = 2080 hours
> 
> 
> It seems your definition differs by exactly 3 work days (24 hours).
> 
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Offhand, I don't recall where that definition came from (I used many
sources).  "work year" is an ill-defined unit of time, I wouldn't take 
its value very seriously.

The three days might be vacation days.

Regards,
Steve Emmerson   <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu>


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