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 Dvorak Uncensored » World’s largest scientific instrument nearing completion — encompasses one cubic ...
An international team of scientists and engineers has taken a major step toward completion of what will be the world’s preeminent cosmic neutrino observatory, harnessing a sophisticated hot-water drill to build an observatory under the South Pole that eventually will encompass a cubic kilometer of ice.
When IceCube is completed, a cubic kilometer of the ice beneath the Pole will have been seeded with more than 4,200 optical sensors to capture telltale traces of the neutrinos and follow their tracks back to their distant points of origin.
Volume of a cubic kilometer is 1,000,000,000 cubic meters.
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 Howstuffworks "How many teaspoons are there in a cubic light year?"
A cubic light year is a cube that is 6 trillion miles on each side.
A cubic kilometer is 1,000 * 1,000 * 1,000 = 1,000,000,000 cubic meters.
A cubic light year is a cube that is 10 trillion kilometers on each side.
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 Mining for the Next Million Years by George Reisman
This means that in terms of cubic meters, the physical volume of all the petroleum extracted in the world in a year is.16 times 30 billion, which is 4.8 billion cubic meters.
Since the density of coal is roughly 1.3 metric tons per cubic meter, the physical volume of the coal extracted was about 2.1 cubic kilometers, or about.5 of a cubic mile.
Inasmuch as the density of bauxite is 1.28 metric tons per cubic meter, the cubic volume of the total amount of bauxite mined in 2001 was 150 million cubic meters.
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 Metric Area and Volume   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Cubic units were used to measure volumes long before the metric system was defined.
Cubic inches of ice (ice cubes), cubic feet of water (purchased from the water company), and cubic yards of dirt, gravel, or concrete (7 to 10 of them per truckload) are still in common use.
A cubic millimeter is about the volume of a pinhead, and a cubic meter is about the volume of a desk.
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 Measures
Cubic inches of ice (ice cubes), cubic feet of water (purchased from the water company), and cubic yards of dirt, gravel, or concrete (7 to 10 of them per truckload) are still in common use.
There are exactly a billion cubic millimeters in a cubic meter, and a billion cubic meters in a cubic kilometer.
Since the gram was defined as the mass of a cubic centimeter of water, water must by definition have a density of 1 gram per cubic centimeter.
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 Etna: Magma storage and transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
That period of intense activity closed with the enormous 1669 eruption, when one cubic kilometer of magma was released from the plumbing system of the volcano in only four months.
The mean eruption rate during the full period from 1763 to 1865 was 0.2 cubic meters per second, the whole amounting to 0.75 cubic kilometers - still quite a small quantity as compared to the 3 cubic kilometers erupted between 1600 and 1669.
The total volume of eruptive products since 1865 is about 1.7 cubic kilometers, corresponding to an average output rate of nearly 0.4 cubic meters per second, twice that of the 1763-1865 period.
boris.vulcanoetna.com /ETNA_cycles.html   (2389 words)

  
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Use the same type of reasoning (along with the fact that a kilometer is 1,000 times longer than a meter) to answer: there are ______________ cubic meters in a cubic kilometer (the answer is a large number).
First, note that 1 mile is about 1.61 kilometers, hence, the same "how many cubic feet are there in a cubic yard" reasoning tells us, using our calculator, that one cubic mile has __________ cubic kilometers in it.
The surface of the earth is 509,600,000 square kilometers, or (509,600,000)*(1,000,000) square meters.
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 cubic - Definitions from Dictionary.com
pertaining to the measurement of volume: the cubic contents of a vessel.
pertaining to a unit of linear measure that is multiplied by itself twice to form a unit of measure for volume: cubic foot; cubic centimeter; cubic inch; cubic meter.
Having a volume equal to a cube whose edge is of a stated length: a cubic foot.
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 SOLAR TODAY - Home
The problem is that 1,320 million cubic kilometers, or just over 96 percent, is found in the oceans and is saline — on average, 35,000 parts per million of dissolved salts.
Another 29 million cubic kilometers is tied up in icecaps and glaciers, and 13 million cubic kilometers in the earth’s atmosphere.
Global water withdrawal in 2000 is estimated to be 4,200 cubic kilometers, about 30 percent of the world’s total accessible fresh water supply.
www.solartoday.org /2005/july_aug05/water_security.htm   (2142 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Polar Neutrino Observatory Takes A Big Step Forward
When completed, the neutrino observatory will occupy a cubic kilometer of Antarctic ice, and will be the world's largest scientific instrument.
What is required is a very large detector to optimize the chances that scientists can catch a neutrino in the act of crashing into a proton or another subatomic particle.
When IceCube is completed, a cubic kilometer of the ice beneath the Pole will have been seeded with more than 4,200 optical sensors to capture telltale traces of the neutrinos and follow their tracks back to their distant points of origin.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/03/060322175638.htm   (1347 words)

  
 Synthetic Earthquakes
The acoustic wave energy would have to be spread over a surface area of 1 square kilometer to retain a 1 millimeter displacement.
Suppose a one cubic kilometer volume of mineral such as perovskite undergoes an abrupt chemical phase change, caused by a small alteration in pressure and/or temperature, thereby creating a change in volume of just 0.0001%.
A volumetric change of 0.0001% in one cubic kilometer represents a change of 1,000 cubic meters, or approximately 0.17 millimeters of displacement on all sides of the cubic kilometer volume.
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 CVO Website - Katmai Volcano - 1912 Eruption
Total ejecta volume was 30-35 cubic kilometers; magma volume was 12-15 cubic kilometers.
The ignimbrite vent is marked by a 2-kilometer-wide backfilled depression, near the middle of which is nested the 500-meter-wide vent of the post-ignimbrite plinian dacite eruptions.
The expulsion of such a large volume of magma excavated a funnel-shaped vent 2 kilometers wide and triggered the collapse of Mount Katmai volcano 10 kilometers away to form a summit caldera 600 meters deep and about 3 kilometers across.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Volcanoes/Alaska/description_1912_eruption_novarupta.html   (1805 words)

  
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The water that flows into the Bay of Fundy during high tide is said to equal 100 cubic kilometers.
The volume of the water moving through the Bay of Fundy is expressed in cubic kilometers.
A cubic kilometer would be a cube that measure as follows: 1 km long * 1 km wide * 1 km deep.
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 Volcanic Eruptions
Its last eruption was in 1707, when a vent on the upper southeast side released 0.8 cubic kilometer of ash (which reached Tokyo), blocks, and lava bombs.
Around 500 square kilometers of forest were leveled by the volcano's eruption blast.
It is estimated to have unleashed around 40 cubic kilometers of ash and blocks.
www.personal.psu.edu /lbh129/volcanoes/eruptions.htm   (1756 words)

  
 Fearsome flood basalts
It is this lack of viscosity (defined) that enables basaltic lava to form the massive "flood basalt provinces" we're discussing.
The only flood basalt in recorded history spilled 12 cubic kilometers of lava across Iceland in 1783, releasing enough gas to cause Benjamin Franklin to write about a wierd, dense "dry fog" in Europe that contained no water.
The gases, containing fluoride from the eruption, settled on the pastures in Iceland, poisoning the critical sheep herds and causing starvation that killed 20 percent of the population.
www.geology.wisc.edu /courses/g115/volcano/deccan.html   (797 words)

  
 EO News: Gravity Measurements Help Melt Ice Mysteries - March 23, 2007
lost between 150 and 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year.
One cubic kilometer is equal to about 264 billion gallons of water.
While snow added 60 cubic kilometers (14 cubic miles) of ice mass to Greenland's interior each year between 2003 and 2005, the low-lying coast areas of
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 Articles / Impact / The Declining Power of Post-Flood Volcanoes - Institute for Creation Research
That colossal structure is 75 by 45 kilometers (47 by 28 miles), comprises one-third of the area of the national park, and is appropriately called Yellowstone Caldera.
About 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles) of rhyolite magma were explosively extruded to form the surrounding volcanic ash deposits.
Along a crack 25 kilometers long, 12.3 cubic kilometers of basaltic lava flowed through two river valleys and covered an area of 565 square kilometers.
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 Technology Review: Dividing the Water
The renewable freshwater supply on land-that made available year after year by the solar-powered hydrologic cycle in the form of precipitation-totals some 110,300 cubic kilometers (1 cubic kilometer equals 1 billion cubic meters), a mere 0.008 percent of all the water on earth.
The remainder, just over one-third of the renewable supply-about 40,700 cubic kilometers per year-is runoff, the flow of freshwater from land to sea through rivers, streams, and underground aquifers.
To add to the remaining one-fourth that is accessible, engineers have built large dams and reservoirs, raising the stable supply of water provided by underground aquifers and year-round river flows by about half.
www.technologyreview.com /read_article.aspx?id=11536&ch=infotech&sc=&pg=2   (717 words)

  
 Brownridge SI Material
Because a prefix on cubic meter is cubed, you must multiply its exponent by 3 before entering it.
Multiples larger than cubic kilometer or smaller than cubic millimeter are rarely used because of the large number of placeholding (non-significant) zeros that can result.
The kilogram was originally defined as the mass of a cubic decimeter (liter) of water, which varies slightly with the water's temperature.
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 Technology & Sunlight - India's Green Future
It is safe to assume India will employ more energy efficient "leapfrog" technologies as she industrializes, meaning that it will not be necessary to achieve increases in per capita energy consumption all the way to the levels of the Europeans.
But to pump a cubic kilometer of water up a 250 meter lift, which is what it would take to get water from the Ganges basin to the Deccan Plateau, would only require 100 megawatt-years of power.
To pump 50 cubic kilometers of water per year from the Ganges basin upwards 250 meters into aquaducts flowing south and west, which is more than the most ambitious of India's current interlinking projects, would only require about 5 gigawatt-years of electricity.
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 The Sand Seas of Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Sahara basins vary in size from about 50,000 to 800,000 square kilometers (19,300 to 309,000 square miles) and are dominated by vast sand seas of quartz.
Please note that a cubic kilometer has a volume of one billion cubic meters.
Therefore, a cubic kilometer of loose sand has a total mass of about 1.784 billion metric tons.
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 NASA - Greenland Ice Loss Doubles in Past Decade, Raising Sea Level Faster
The researchers estimated the ice mass loss resulting from enhanced glacier flow increased from 63 cubic kilometers in 1996 to 162 cubic kilometers in 2005.
Combined with the increase in ice melt and in snow accumulation over that same time period, they determined the total ice loss from the ice sheet increased from 96 cubic kilometers in 1996 to 220 cubic kilometers in 2005.
To put this into perspective, a cubic kilometer is one trillion liters (approximately 264 billion gallons of water), about a quarter more than Los Angeles uses in one year.
www.nasa.gov /vision/earth/lookingatearth/greenland-20060216.html   (825 words)

  
 Cubic Kilometers to Cubic Yards Conversion Calculator
Index / Capacity and Volume Conversion Table / Cubic Kilometer Conversion /
Use the following calculator to convert between cubic kilometers and cubic yards.
If you need to convert cubic kilometers to other units, please try our universal Capacity and Volume Unit Converter.
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 SOFIA - OFR 2007-1200 - Conversion Factors
Altitude, as used in this report, refers to distance above the vertical datum.
*Transmissivity: The standard unit for transmissivity is cubic foot per day per square foot times foot of aquifer thickness [(ft
Use of liter (L) as a special name for cubic decimeter (dm
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 EcoWorld - The Global Environmental Community - Nature and Technology in Harmony
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First of all, a gigaton is one billion metric tons.  One metric ton (2,200 lbs.) is what a cubic meter of water weighs.  One billion metric tons is what one cubic kilometer (one billion cubic meters) of water weighs, and it is called a gigaton.
[…] Gigatons & Cubic Kilometers First of all, a gigaton is one billion metric tons.  One metric ton (2,200 lbs.) is what a cubic meter of water weighs.  One billion metric tons is what one cubic kilometer (one billion cubic meters) of water weighs, and it is called a gigaton.
www.ecoworld.com /blog/2007/09/15/gigatons-cubic-kilometers   (326 words)

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