UNITS OF MEASURE USED IN METEOROLOGY
The following conversion factors make it possible to convert from one system of units to another. The abbreviations used in this book are given in parentheses. Note that the number 10 with a superscript means the number 1 followed by a number of zeroes equal to the superscript. For example, 105 means 100,000 and 103 means 1000. When the superscript is negative, the number is 1 over 10 to the same power. For example,
|1 statute mile (mi)||=||5280 feet (ft)|
|=||0.8684 nautical miles|
|=||1609.3 meters (m)|
|=||1.6093 kilometers (km)|
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Publication information: Book title: Radar Observes the Weather. Contributors: Louis J. Battan - Author. Publisher: Anchor Books. Place of publication: Garden City, NY. Publication year: 1962. Page number: 143.
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