# Metric Tons to Gigagrams Converter

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## Conversion Table

 metric tons to gigagrams t Gg 100 t 0.1 Gg 200 t 0.2 Gg 300 t 0.3 Gg 400 t 0.4 Gg 500 t 0.5 Gg 600 t 0.6 Gg 700 t 0.7 Gg 800 t 0.8 Gg 900 t 0.9 Gg 1000 t 1 Gg 1100 t 1.1 Gg 1200 t 1.2 Gg 1300 t 1.3 Gg 1400 t 1.4 Gg 1500 t 1.5 Gg 1600 t 1.6 Gg 1700 t 1.7 Gg 1800 t 1.8 Gg 1900 t 1.9 Gg 2000 t 2 Gg

## How to convert

1 metric ton (t) = 0.001 gigagram (Gg). Metric Ton (t) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Gigagram (Gg) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## 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.

## 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.
Metric Tons also can be marked as Tonnes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

## An Introduction to Gigagrams

Gigagrams are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one billion grams. They are also known as kilotons or kilotonnes, and are commonly used for measuring very large quantities of materials or substances, especially in relation to explosions or energy. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of gigagrams.

## Definition of Gigagrams

A gigagram is “a unit of mass equal to 1,000,000,000 grams”, according to Wiktionary. The symbol for gigagram is Gg, and it is derived from the SI prefix “giga”, meaning “billion”. A gigagram is also equivalent to 1000000 kilograms, 2204622.622 pounds or 5000000000 carats.

## History of Gigagrams

Gigagrams 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.

Gigagrams are also known as kilotons or kilotonnes, which are derived from the word “kilo”, meaning “thousand”. The kiloton was originally defined as the energy released by one thousand tons of TNT exploding, but was later redefined as 1000 megagrams or 4.184 petajoules. The kiloton is not an SI unit, but it is accepted for use with SI units.

## How to Convert Gigagrams

Gigagrams can be easily converted to other units of mass by multiplying or dividing by powers of ten. For example, to convert gigagrams to grams, we multiply by 1000000000; to convert gigagrams to kilograms, we multiply by 1000000; to convert gigagrams to milligrams, we multiply by 1000000000000.

## Where Gigagrams are Used

Gigagrams are commonly used for measuring very large quantities of materials or substances, especially in relation to explosions or energy. Here are some examples:

• In nuclear physics, gigagrams are used for measuring the mass-energy equivalence of nuclear reactions or weapons. For example, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima had an energy yield of about 15 kilotons or 15 Gg.
• In geology, gigagrams are used for measuring the mass of rocks or minerals. For example, the largest diamond ever found weighed about 1.3 Gg.
• In astronomy, gigagrams are used for measuring the mass of asteroids or comets. For example, the asteroid that caused the Chicxulub impact had an estimated mass of about 1015 Gg.
• In ecology, gigagrams are used for measuring the mass of biomass or carbon dioxide. For example, the global annual net primary production of plants is about 120 Gg.

## Example Conversions of Gigagrams to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of gigagrams to other units:

• To convert 2 Gg to g, we multiply by 1000000000: 2 Gg x 1000000000 = 2000000000 g
• To convert 5 Gg to kg, we multiply by 1000000: 5 Gg x 1000000 = 5000000 kg
• To convert 3 Gg to mg, we multiply by 1000000000000: 3 Gg x 1000000000000 = 3000000000000 mg
• To convert 4 Gg to oz, we multiply by 35273962.001: 4 Gg x 35273962.001 = 141095848.004 oz
• To convert 6 Gg to lb, we multiply by 2204622.622: 6 Gg x 2204622.622 = 13227735.732 lb
Gigagrams also can be marked as Gigagrammes (alternative British English spelling in UK).

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