Information Series 091

Information Series 091

INF 091

International System (SI) of Units in Hydrogeology

Author(s) Ceroici, W.J. Date 1980-01-01

In 1970 the White Paper on Metric Conversion proposed that Canada adopt the International System of Units (SI). The proposal was accepted and the Metric Commission was established in 1971 to implement the conversion to SI.

The switch to SI means a complete revision of units used in hydrogeology. This report aims to familiarize Canadian hydrogeologists with SI units and to encourage standard use of units early in the changeover.

Ceroici, W.J. (1980): International system (SI) of units in hydrogeology; Alberta Research Council, ARC/AGS Information Series 91, 16 p.