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    Re: Zt
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2001 Apr 08, 12:56 PM

    By convention, each of the 24 standard time zones is lettered, starting with
    "A" for the zone whose central meridian is 15 degrees east, then "B" for 30
    degrees east, through to "L" for 165 degrees east ("J" is omitted). The zone
    whose central meridian is 180 degrees (nominally, the international date
    line) is split in two; the half of the zone to the west of the dateline is
    zone "M". Then continuing with "N" for the zone whose central meridian is 15
    degrees west, then "O" for 30 degrees west, "P" and so on until "Y" which
    designates the half zone to the west of the date line. That leaves "Z" for the
    zone whose central meridian is the Greenwich meridian.
    -- Richard Langley
    
    On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Robert Owens wrote:
    
    >I don't believe you are off course at all. ZT is your geographical position 
    time. Zulu time when I was growing up was mainly a military term and when I 
    was flying we used Zulu time in position reports. (We would cross many Zones 
    a flight so we would use GMT but call it Z). I believe it was named Zulu 
    before the current name change (UTC). One letter instead of three.
    >  ----- Original Message -----
    >  From- Jim Laskey
    >  To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    >  Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2001 11:29 AM
    >  Subject: ZT
    >
    >
    >  As the rankest of amateurs I have a simple question, the answer to which has puzzled me.
    >
    >  ZT, in my reading, seems sometimes to refer to Zone Time, which I interpret 
    to mean the local zone time of my geographical position.  But elsewhere ZT 
    seems to mean Zulu Time, which appears to mean time at Greenwich or UTC.
    >
    >  I would much appreciate someone explaining where I've gotten "off course" on this subject.
    >
    >  Thanks
    >  Jim Laskey
    >
    
    
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     Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang---.ca
     Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
     Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
     University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506 453-4943
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