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Conversion factors: SI metric and U.S. customary units

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Abstract

The policy of the U.S. Geological Survey is to foster use of the International System of Units (SI) which was defined by the 11th General Conference of Weights and Measures in 1960. This modernized metric system constitutes an international "language" by means of which communications throughout the world's scientific and economic communities may be improved. This publication is designed to familiarize the reader with the SI units of measurement that correspond to the common units frequently used in programs of the Geological Survey. In the near future, SI units will be used exclusively in most publications of the Survey; the conversion factors provided herein will help readers to obtain a "feel" for each unit and to "think metric."

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Conversion factors: SI metric and U.S. customary units
Series title:
General Information Product
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
7 p. (11 columns)