[aprssig] Metric units

Ian ZL1VFO zl1vfo at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Feb 3 00:26:53 CST 2014

> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 15:51:15 -0500
> From: Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com>
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>         data quality issues <wxqc at lists.gladstonefamily.net>
> Subject: [aprssig] Metric units
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> On Feb 1, 2014, at 2:13 PM, la3qma at aprs.la wrote:

>> Wind is usually m/s and rain in mm.
> findU always reported metric rain in cm, and I?ve never heard a
> complaint. I report wind textually as kps with m/s in parens. That
> happened because the when I first added metric support to wxpage
> way more than 10 years ago there was not a consensus among the users in
> different metric countries and it developed into quite an argument.
> Maybe that has changed so I?ll reconsider.

> If you live in a metric country please email me with the country
> and the units used (and I?m talking about by the public, like on news
> programs, not by professional meteorologists) for wind speed, rain, and barometric pressure.

> No matter what I will eventually add options for each unit to be
> whatever you want, but I need to know what to put as defaults for
> units=metric.

> Thanks, Steve

Here in NZ we're using metric

So Temperature in Celsius ( °C )
Wind speed in kilometres per hour ( km/h )
Rainfall in millimetres ( mm )
Rain rate in millimetres per hour ( mm/h )
ref: http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/auckland/auckland-central
(Govt Met. site)


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