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Volume
m3
Scale of some things
Landmarks
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 Rough Draft

## Conversions

unit m3
parsec3 1049 × 2.938
mile3 1010 × 0.417
km3 109 × 1.000
acre·ft 103 × 1.234
cord 101 × 0.362 128 ft3 of firewood
yd3 100 × 0.7646
barrel 10-1 × 1
barrel (oil) 10-1 × 1.590
bushel 10-2 × ~3
ft3 10-2 × 2.832
gallon 10-2 × 0.3785 US liquid
pint 10-3 × ~0.5
board ft 10-3 × 2.360
liter 10-3 × 1
quart 10-3 × ~1
cup 10-4 × 2.366
ounce 10-5 × ~2.9
in3 10-5 × 1.639
tablespoon 10-5 × 1.479
teaspoon 10-5 × 0.4929
10 ×
10 ×
10 ×
10 ×

 mile3 = 4.17 km3 m3 = 1000 liters m3 = 264.2 gal m3 = 35.31 ft3 = =

## Notes

```Currently in pre-first-draft state...
Todo:
bathtub pool(bkyrd/olympic) atmosphere tot-humans drop
blimp  ship displacement
```
```log 10 is a bit weak for volume.

From [Cow 238]:
water on Earth (in 1015 m3):
oceans 1350, ice 29, groundwater 8.3, freshwater lakes 0.125
saline lakes and inland seas 0.104, soil water 0.067,
atmosphere 0.013, in living biomass 0.003, ave in streams 0.001
From [Cow 236]:
oceans 1.35 × 1018
mixed ocean layer 2.7 × 1016 (what is...?)

Earth V: (6.36 × 106)3 × 4pi/3 = 1.08 × 1021 m3
Sun V: (6.96 × 108)3 × 4pi/3 = 1.41 × 1027

gallons: US lq/dry 3.785/4.405 Can/UK 4.546
~4: +6%/-9% -12%.  Blech.
Only US still using extensively, and lq more common than dry, so 3.785.

A bath takes approximately 15 to 25 gallons
dishwashers Conventional 10 to 16 gallons of water per load,
clothes washer standard size 25 gallons large capacity as much as 40 gal
10 minute shower 20-50 gal

tank cars[link broken] ~20-30 kgal (~75-110 m^3)

Superior 2,900; Michigan 1,180; Huron 850; Erie 116; Ontario 393

eyedropper drops ~10-20 drops/mL  ~1mL capacity
the film of tears covering the eyeball is 7 to 10 microliters
```

 A View from the Back of the Envelope Comments encouraged. - Mitchell N Charity

```Doables:
visualizing volume as mumble-"liter" stacks at various scales.

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