Parameter: timezone

Short Description: 
timezone
Short Name: 
timezone
Official Name: 
timezone
Graphable: 
Yes
Description

per GLOBEC, a time zone in the Western Hemisphere is defined as the number of hours added to local time to convert to GMT;
but (March 2009) Cyndy proposes that we change this parameter definition to be consistent with ISO stds, so that GMT +timezone = local_time (Western hemisphere timezones are less than zero)