ERIC Number: ED264116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The International System of Units (SI) in Oceanography. Report of IAPSO Working Group on Symbols, Units and Nomenclature in Physical Oceanography (SUN). Unesco Technical Papers in Marine Science 45. IAPSO Publication Scientifique No. 32.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.
This report introduces oceanographers to the International System of Units (SI) in physical oceanography. The SI constitutes a universal language, designed to be understood by all scientists. It facilitates their mutual comprehension and exchange of views and results of their work. The first part of the report 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 tables of the quantities that are used in physical oceanography (fundamental quantities of seawater, physical properties of pure and seawater, 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. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Geophysics, Higher Education, Metric System, Oceanography, Science Education, Water
Division of Marine Sciences, Unesco, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.
Note: Prepared under the auspices of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO).