›› Measurement unit: gigatonne

Full name: gigatonne

Plural form: gigatonnes

Alternate spelling: gigaton

Category type: weight

Scale factor: 1000000000000

›› SI unit: kilogram

The SI base unit for mass is the kilogram. The SI derived unit for weight or force is the newton.
1 kilogram is equal to 1.0E-12 gigatonne.

›› Convert gigatonne to another unit

Convert gigatonne to  

Valid units must be of the weight type.
You can use this form to select from known units:

Convert gigatonne to  

›› Definition: Gigatonne

The SI prefix "giga" represents a factor of 109, or in exponential notation, 1E9.

So 1 gigatonne = 109 tonnes.

The definition of a tonne is as follows:

A tonne (also called metric ton) is a non-SI unit of mass, accepted for use with SI, defined as: 1 tonne = 1000 kg (= 106 g).

›› Sample conversions: gigatonne

gigatonne to onça [Portuguese]
gigatonne to centigram
gigatonne to ounce-force
gigatonne to keel [coal]
gigatonne to marc [France]
gigatonne to arroba [Spain]
gigatonne to yoctogram
gigatonne to electron
gigatonne to catty [Japan, Thailand]
gigatonne to exagram