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Open-File Report 20141159


Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for Observations Near Fire Island, New York, January to April 2012


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Conversion Factors

SI to Inch/Pound

Multiply

By

To obtain

Length

centimeter (cm)

0.3937

inch (in.)

meter (m)

3.281

foot (ft)

meter (m)

1.094

yard (yd)

kilometer (km)

0.6214

mile (mi)

kilometer (km)

0.5400

mile, nautical (nmi)

Conductivity

siemens per meter (S/m)

1

mho per meter (mho/m)

Pressure

decibar (dbar)

10000

pascal (Pa)

millibar (mb)

100

pascal (Pa)

hectopascal (hPa)

0.0009869

atmosphere, standard (atm)

hectopascal (hPa)

0.001

bar

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)

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.

Salinity is given in practical salinity units (psu).

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