The International System of Units (SI) in Oceanography.
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IAPSO Working Group on Symbols, Units and Nomenclature in Physical Oceanography (SUN).
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The report of the IAPSO Working Group introduces the International System of Units (SI) in physical oceanography. The first part is devoted to physical quantities, units and symbols, SI units and basic rules, and specific recommendations for the field of physical sciences of the ocean. The second part consists of the tables of the quantities that are used in physical oceanography (fundamental quantities of sea water, physical properties of pure and sea water, dynamical oceanography, optical oceanography, marine geophysics, marine geochemistry and chemical oceanography). Each table contains its preferred symbol, a short definition if necessary, and its unit in the SI, together with its symbol. Conversion factors between certain units and the corresponding (SI) units are given for dynamical oceanography and marine geophysics......
Series;NrUnesco Technical Papers in Marine Science; 45
IAPSO Publication Scientifique; 42
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Sea surface salinity
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
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CitationIAPSO Working Group on Symbols, Units and Nomenclature in Physical Oceanography (1985) The International System of Units (SI) in Oceanography. Paris, France, Unesco, 131pp. (Unesco Technical Papers in Marine Science 45), (IAPSO Publication Scientifique 42). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-666