Convertion from kg/m^2 to mm

Eric Altshuler ela at COLA.IGES.ORG
Wed May 28 17:49:06 EDT 2008

Hi Arlindo,

The values will be (almost exactly) the same because the density of water is approximately 1000 kg/m^3, so the total mass of a 1-mm layer of water covering an area of 1 m^2 is 1 kg.

Best regards,

Eric L. Altshuler
Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies
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Calverton, MD 20705-3106

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Arlindo Meque" <mequitomz at YAHOO.COM.BR>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:32:44 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Convertion from  kg/m^2  to mm

Dear all,
I have surface Total precipitation (APCP) in [kg/m^2] and  I would like to know the equivalent in millimeters (mm).

Please forgive me if the question is too naïve,

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