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Title: Units and conversions for stream restoration projects
Authors: Freeman, Gary E.
Fischenich, J. Craig, 1962-
Keywords: Metric system
Units of measurement
Stream restoration
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TN-EMRRP-SR-28
Abstract: The conversion from U.S. Customary units to metric units has become increasingly important to nearly every practitioner in stream restoration. As more and more projects are specified in metric units and more and more supplies become available in metric sizes, users need to be conversant in the International System of measurements (SI) or what is commonly called the metric system of measurement. The SI standards are actually a set of units adopted as a standard by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM). IEEE and ASTM most recently adopted this standard in the United States in 1992-93 as explained in IEEE/ASTM SI 101997. The standards are designed to be a standardized set of units that mostly eliminate confusion regarding the various measurements and units. The IEEE/ASTM standards are The spreadsheet is also available for download via the Internet at either or from . based on Le Systèm International d’Unités published by the BIPM and include modifications from 1995. The purpose of this technical note is to guide the user to the units of measurement commonly used in stream restoration projects and to provide conversions between U.S. Customary and International System (SI) units as well as from SI to U.S. Customary. This technical note is accompanied by an Excel spreadsheet with conversions for both U.S. Customary to SI and SI to U.S. Customary. The spreadsheet is also available for download via the Internet at either or from . Additionally the conversions are included in the text portion of this technical note for easy reference in a publication small enough to carry to the field for those times when the practitioner is away from the computer.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC TN-EMRRP-SR-28
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 6 pages/460 KBs
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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