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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1219

Carolinas Coastal Change Processes Project data report for nearshore observations at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, February 2010


Conversion Factors

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SI to Inch/Pound

Multiply

By

To obtain

Length

centimeter (cm)

0.3937

inch (in.)

meter (m)

1.094

yard (yd)

meter (m)

3.281

foot (ft)

kilometer (km)

0.6214

mile (mi)

kilometer (km)

0.5400

mile, nautical (nmi)

Volume
cubic centimeter (cm3) 0.06102 cubic inch (in33)
Flow
meter cubed per second (m3/s) 35.3147 foot cubed per second (ft3/s)

centimeter per second (cm/s)

0.03281

foot per second (ft/s)

meter per second (m/s)

3.281

foot per second (ft/s)

Density

kilogram per meter cubed (kg/m3)

0.0624

pound per foot cubed (lb/ft3)

Pressure

kilopascal (kPa)

0.01

bar

kilopascal (kPa)

0.009869

atmosphere, standard (atm)

Temperature in degrees Celsius (°C) may be converted to degrees Fahrenheit (°F) as follows:
°F=(1.8×°C)+32

Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) may be converted to degrees  Celsius (°C) as follows:
°C=(°F-32)/1.8

Wind direction is the direction the wind is coming from in degrees clockwise from true North.

Wave direction is the direction from which waves are propagating, measured clockwise from true North.

Wave period (length of time taken by one cycle) is given in seconds.

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