# Metric Gigatons to Metric Tons Converter

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## Conversion Table

 metric gigatons to metric tons Gt t 1 Gt 1000000000 t 2 Gt 2000000000 t 3 Gt 3000000000 t 4 Gt 4000000000 t 5 Gt 5000000000 t 6 Gt 6000000000 t 7 Gt 7000000000 t 8 Gt 8000000000 t 9 Gt 9000000000 t 10 Gt 10000000000 t 11 Gt 11000000000 t 12 Gt 12000000000 t 13 Gt 13000000000 t 14 Gt 14000000000 t 15 Gt 15000000000 t 16 Gt 16000000000 t 17 Gt 17000000000 t 18 Gt 18000000000 t 19 Gt 19000000000 t 20 Gt 20000000000 t

## How to convert

1 metric gigaton (Gt) = 1000000000 metric ton (t). Metric Gigaton (Gt) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Metric Ton (t) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## An Introduction to Metric Gigatons

Metric gigatons are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one billion kilograms. They are also known as petagrams or petatonnes, and are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as the Earth’s atmosphere, the carbon cycle, or the impact of climate change. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of metric gigatons.

## Definition of Metric Gigatons

A metric gigaton is a unit of mass equal to 10^9 (one billion) kilograms. The symbol for metric gigaton is Gt, and it is derived from the SI prefix “giga”, meaning “billion”. A metric gigaton is also equivalent to 1000000000000 grams, 2204622621.842 pounds or 5000000000000 carats.

A metric gigaton is also used as a unit of energy equal to 4.184 exajoules (4.184 x 1018 J). This is based on the amount of energy released by one billion tons of TNT exploding, which is approximately 4.184 petajoules (4.184 x 1015 J). This unit is also known as the TNT equivalent, and it is used to compare the energy of different explosions or impacts.

## History of Metric Gigatons

Metric gigatons were introduced as a multiplier in the metric system in 1795, along with other prefixes such as kilo, deca, deci and centi. The metric system was developed in France during the French Revolution, as a way to standardize and simplify measurements. The metric system was based on decimal fractions and powers of ten, unlike the previous systems that used arbitrary units and fractions.

The metric system was adopted by many countries in the 19th and 20th centuries, and became the official system of measurement for science and international trade. However, some countries such as the United States still use other systems such as the imperial or customary units.

Metric gigatons were also used as a unit of energy in the 20th century, especially after the development of nuclear weapons. The first nuclear bomb detonated in 1945 had an estimated yield of about 0.02 Gt. Since then, many nuclear tests and explosions have been measured in gigatons or teratons (one thousand gigatons) of TNT equivalent.

## How to Convert Metric Gigatons

Metric gigatons can be easily converted to other units of mass or energy by multiplying or dividing by appropriate factors. For example, to convert metric gigatons to grams, we multiply by 1000000000000; to convert metric gigatons to kilograms, we multiply by 1000000000.

## Where Metric Gigatons are Used

Metric gigatons are sometimes used for measuring the mass or energy of very large objects or events, such as the Earth’s atmosphere, the carbon cycle, or the impact of climate change. Here are some examples:

• In atmospheric science, metric gigatons are used for estimating the mass or volume of gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. For example, the mass of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is about 3 Gt per ppmv (parts per million by volume), which means that increasing the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide by one ppmv would add about 3 Gt of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
• In environmental science, metric gigatons are used for measuring the carbon cycle or the flux of carbon between different reservoirs such as the atmosphere, the biosphere, the oceans, and the geosphere. For example, the annual anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and land use change are about 40 Gt of carbon, which is about 10% of the total carbon stored in the atmosphere.
• In climate science, metric gigatons are used for quantifying the impact of greenhouse gas emissions or mitigation actions on the global temperature or the radiative forcing. For example, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that to limit the global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the cumulative carbon dioxide emissions from 2018 onwards should not exceed 420 Gt of carbon.

## Example Conversions of Metric Gigatons to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of metric gigatons to other units:

• To convert 2 Gt to g, we multiply by 1000000000000: 2 Gt x 1000000000000 = 2000000000000 g
• To convert 5 Gt to kg, we multiply by 1000000000: 5 Gt x 1000000000 = 5000000000 kg
• To convert 3 Gt to lb, we multiply by 2204622621.842: 3 Gt x 2204622621.842 = 6613867865.526 lb
Metric Gigatons also can be marked as Gigatonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## Metric Tons: A Unit of Weight

Metric tons are a unit of weight that are used for measuring large masses, such as vehicles, ships, and buildings. Metric tons are also known as tonnes or megagrams. The symbol for metric ton is t.

## Definition of the Metric Ton

The metric ton is defined as 1000 kilograms, which is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). The metric ton is also equal to one million grams or one billion milligrams.

The metric ton is equal to about 2204.6 avoirdupois pounds or 1.1023 short tons. The metric ton is also equal to about 0.9842 long tons or 0.9072 tonnes-force.

## How to Convert Metric Tons

Metric tons can be converted to other units of weight by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert metric tons to other units of weight in the US customary system and the SI system:

• To convert metric tons to avoirdupois pounds, multiply by 2204.6226. For example, 10 t = 10 x 2204.6226 = 22046.226 lb.
• To convert metric tons to short tons, multiply by 1.1023. For example, 5 t = 5 x 1.1023 = 5.5115 st.
• To convert metric tons to long tons, multiply by 0.9842. For example, 20 t = 20 x 0.9842 = 19.684 lt.
• To convert metric tons to kilograms, multiply by 1000. For example, 15 t = 15 x 1000 = 15000 kg.
• To convert metric tons to grams, multiply by 1000000. For example, 25 t = 25 x 1000000 = 25000000 g.
• To convert metric tons to milligrams, multiply by 1000000000. For example, 30 t = 30 x 1000000000 = 30000000000 mg.

## Where Metric Tons are Used

Metric tons are used in different countries and regions for different applications and purposes. Here are some examples of where metric tons are used:

• In most countries that use the SI system, metric tons are used for measuring weight, especially for large masses, such as vehicles, ships, and buildings.
• In the United States, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.
• In Canada, Australia and New Zealand, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.
• In the United Kingdom, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.
• In India, metric tons are sometimes used for measuring weight, especially for international trade and commerce.

## History of Metric Tons

Metric tons have a relatively short history that dates back to the late 18th century. Here are some highlights of the history of metric tons:

• The metric ton was originally based on the weight of a cubic meter of water at its maximum density of four degrees Celsius, which was approximately equal to 1000 kilograms.
• The metric ton was part of the original metric system that was introduced in France in 1795 as a decimal-based system of measurement that was designed to replace the traditional units that varied from region to region.
• The metric ton was adopted by many countries around the world as part of the International System of Units (SI) that was established in 1960 as a universal system of measurement that was based on seven base units and several derived units.
• The metric ton was also referred to as the tonne or the megagram in some countries and contexts to distinguish it from the non-metric units of the short ton and the long ton.

## Example Conversions of Metric Tons to Other Units

Here are some examples of conversions of metric tons to other units of weight:

• 1 t = 2204.6226 lb
• 1 t = 1.1023 st
• 1 t = 0.9842 lt
• 1 t = 1000 kg
• 1 t = 1000000 g
• 1 t = 1000000000 mg
• 1 t = 32.1507 oz t
• 1 t = 643.0149 dwt
• 1 t = 15432.3584 gr
• 1 t = 0.001 kN
Metric Tons also can be marked as Tonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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