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Conversion Factors and Abbreviations

MultiplyByTo obtain
millimeter (mm) 0.03937 inch (in)
centimeter (cm) 0.3937 inch (in)
meter (m) 3.281 foot (ft)
kilometer (km) 0.6214 mile (mi)
centimeter per second (cm/s) 0.3937 inch per second
centimeter per second (cm/s) 0.01946 knot
millibar (mb) 0.01 Pascal (Pa)

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

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BASS Benthic Acoustic Stress Sensor (a type of current meter)
EST Eastern Standard Time
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Hz Hertz, cycle per second
LED Light emitting diode
mab meters above bottom
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PSDEV Standard deviation of burst bottom pressure measurements
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