cubic kilometer

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Noun1.cubic kilometer - 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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Another expert said Pakistan has 2,066 cubic kilometer glaciers but they are melting due to rise in temperature.
The amount of water transported is tremendous--approximately 107 cubic meters per second--and the mixing power created by the breaking internal gravity waves that would be necessary to push that deep water back to the surface would be equivalent to about 10 incandescent light bulbs per cubic kilometer of ocean.
Carey told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Monday the eruption has produced about a cubic kilometer of pumice.
But these layers are sparse: the team estimates that there should be only one millimeter-size diamond per cubic kilometer of atmosphere in Saturn's diamond layer, and a factor of 20 less on Jupiter.
The team expects to complete an observatory measuring about 1 cubic kilometer by 2009-2010 that is about 20,000 times the capacity of the gigantic underground neutrino detector named Super Kamiokande in Hida, Gifu Prefecture.
Helens shot about 1 cubic kilometer of ash into the air, but Mount Mazama's eruptions fired 100 cubic kilometers of material so high into the atmosphere it probably altered the region's weather.
A mere 1 cubic kilometer of Phoebe dust, ejected by impacts, could account for the entire big ring.
Total freshwater withdrawn from surface and groundwater sources worldwide in 1990 has been estimated to be about 3,000 cubic kilometers (km3) [1 cubic kilometer = 0.24 cubic mile].
In the mid-1800s, gold mining released more than a cubic kilometer of mercury-laden sediments into Northern California's Sierra Nevada foothills.
( The study , which was published in ( Scientific Reports , said a continuous submarine aquifer system spans about 350 kilometers of the US Atlantic Coast and contains about 2800 cubic kilometers of low-salinity ground water.
The average annual renewable groundwater resources of Pakistan are around fifty five cubic kilometers while the pumping rate is more than sixty cubic kilometers.
The eruptions propelled as much as 3 million cubic kilometers of ash high into the air over this extended period.