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Item Type : Enumerated
Domain : IHO Hydro
Associated Attribute :
EnumeratedName: Metric Ton
Enumerated Value Code Number : 3
Enumerated Value Code In Use :
Alias : Unspecified
CamelCase : metricTon
Definition : The tonne or metric ton (U.S.), often redundantly referred to as a metric tonne, is a unit of mass equal to 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) or approximately the mass of one cubic metre of water at four degrees Celsius. It is sometimes abbreviated as mt in the United States, but this conflicts with other SI symbols. The tonne is not a unit in the International System of Units (SI), but is accepted for use with the SI. In SI units and prefixes, the tonne is a megagram (Mg). The Imperial and US customary units comparable to the tonne are both spelled ton in English, though they differ in mass. Pronunciation of tonne (the word used in the UK) and ton is usually identical, but is not too confusing unless accuracy is important as the tonne and UK long ton differ by only 1.6.
Reference : 2016
Definition Source : IHO Nautical Information Provision Working Group
Similarity to Source : Identical
Int1 :
S4 :
Remarks : Unspecified
Management Details
Proposal Type : Supersession
Submitting Organization : IHO Secretariat
Proposed Change : Standardize Item Name. Add definition source, reference and similarity.
Justification : Standardization of Register content.
Proposed : 2019-09-05
Accepted :
Amended : 2019-09-06
Successor : -
Predecessor : metricTon


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