cubic kilometre

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Noun1.cubic kilometre - a unit of capacity equal to the volume of a cube one kilometer on each edge
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
cubic meter, cubic metre, kiloliter, kilolitre - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 1000 liters
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59MW of power capacity and 380 cubic kilometre of water capacity," Bereuillac said.
These advances are being taken up by the Alaskan government, which is proposing to sell up to one cubic kilometre of its excess water to Southern California and Mexico.
The removal of one cubic kilometre of ice [from a shelf glacier in the Antarctic continent] is of little consequence - particularly if one considers the benefits to the life and health of millions of people," Khalidov said.
This makes Pakistan the fourth-largest groundwater withdrawing country, with an estimated 65 cubic kilometres of groundwater abstraction per year according to estimates in 2010.
He added that another project related to expansions for the production of gas, a Nawras project area Abu Madi in shallow water which production capacity reached one billion cubic kilometres a day by adding new facilities to the treatment plant in Abu Madi area and the ongoing work currently in many new wells in order to reach increased energy The project to one billion and 100 million cubic kilometres per day.
Dr Mughal said that billions of dollars are invested annually in seeds, pesticides, transportation while wasting 250 cubic kilometres of water used to grow crops is also wasted adding to global food insecurity and hunger.
He said that wastage of food also waste all efforts and around 250 cubic kilometres of water stoking global food insecurity and hunger.
There are plenty of places with enough cubic kilometres of peridotite to potentially have a huge impact on the CO2 budget of the Earth.
It is estimated that around 2,800 cubic kilometres of volcanic ash and lava were thrown into the atmosphere, 12% more than was ejected by the last Yellowstone eruption of 2.
The results showed that between 2004 and 2013, the basin lost almost 65 million cubic kilometres of freshwater, of which more than 50 cubic kilometres came from groundwater.
To carve such a channel, Roda and his team calculate that almost 90,000 cubic kilometres of water must have flowed through it for perhaps a month.