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## Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy and Effects (2005) Ocean Studies Board (OSB)

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. "Appendix D: Definitions and Unit Conversions." Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy and Effects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.

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Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy and Effects

Some common metric unites and their english equivalents:

miles × 1.609 = kilometers

miles × 1.1 = nautical miles

nautical miles × 1.852 = kilometers

feet × 0.304 = meters

nautical miles per hour (knots) × 1.852 = kilometers per hour

miles per hour × 1.609 = kilometers per hour

gallons/acre × 9.35 = liters/hectare

acre × 0.404 = hectare

inches × 25.4 = millimeters

fathom × 1.8288 = meters

 The conversion factor of 294 gallons per tonne is derived from an average specific gravity of 0.83, which corresponds to an API gravity or degree API of 39. Note that API gravity and specific gravity are inversely proportional as per the formulae below. The 294 gallons/tonne conversion unit is also convenient because it happens that 294 gallons = 7 barrels. API = (141.5/sp gr) − 131.5 sp gr = 141.5/(API + 131.5)
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 Front Matter (R1-R18) Executive Summary (1-8) 1 Introduction (9-20) 2 Making Decisions About Dispersant Use (21-50) 3 Dispersant-Oil Interactions and Effectiveness Testing (51-134) 4 Transport and Fate (135-192) 5 Toxicological Effects of Dispersants and Dispersed Oil (193-276) 6 Research Priorities to Support Dispersant Use Decision-Making (277-288) References (289-330) Appendix A: Committee and Staff Biographies (331-338) Appendix B: Dispersant Authorizations (339-348) Appendix C: Acronyms (349-352) Appendix D: Definitions and Unit Conversions (353-354) Appendix E: Analysis of the Sensitivity of Dispersed Oil Behavior to Various Processes (355-378)