Units and Conversions for Stream Restoration Projects
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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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 IEEEASTM SI 10-1997. The standards are designed to be a standardized set of units that mostly eliminate confusion regarding the various measurements and units. The IEEEASTM standards are based on Le System International dUnites published by the BIPM and include modifications from 1995.
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