# Petagrams to Metric Tons Converter

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## Conversion Table

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

## How to convert

1 petagram (petagram) = 1000000000 metric ton (t). Petagram (petagram) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system. Metric Ton (t) is a unit of Weight used in Metric system.

## An Introduction to Petagrams

Petagrams are a unit of mass in the metric system that are equal to one quadrillion grams. They are also known as gigatons or gigatonnes, and are commonly used for measuring extremely large quantities of materials or substances, especially in relation to climate change or geology. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, conversion and usage of petagrams.

## Definition of Petagrams

A petagram is a unit of mass equal to 10^15 (one quadrillion) grams. The symbol for petagram is Pg, and it is derived from the SI prefix “peta”, meaning “quadrillion”. A petagram is also equivalent to 1000000000000 kilograms, 2204622622001.001 pounds or 5000000000000000 carats.

## History of Petagrams

Petagrams 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.

Petagrams are also known as gigatons or gigatonnes, which are derived from the word “giga”, meaning “billion”. The gigaton was originally defined as the energy released by one billion tons of TNT exploding, but was later redefined as 1000 teragrams or 4.184 zettajoules. The gigaton is not an SI unit, but it is accepted for use with SI units.

## How to Convert Petagrams

Petagrams can be easily converted to other units of mass by multiplying or dividing by powers of ten. For example, to convert petagrams to grams, we multiply by 1015; to convert petagrams to kilograms, we multiply by 1012; to convert petagrams to milligrams, we multiply by 1018.

## Where Petagrams are Used

Petagrams are commonly used for measuring extremely large quantities of materials or substances, especially in relation to climate change or geology. Here are some examples:

• In climatology, petagrams are used for measuring the mass of carbon dioxide or methane in the atmosphere or biosphere. For example, the global annual carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry are about 36 Pg.
• In geology, petagrams are used for measuring the mass of rocks or minerals in the Earth’s crust or mantle. For example, the mass of the Earth’s crust is about 2.6 x 1022 Pg.
• In oceanography, petagrams are used for measuring the mass of water or salt in the oceans or seas. For example, the mass of the global ocean is about 1.4 x 1021 Pg.
• In ecology, petagrams are used for measuring the mass of biomass or organic matter in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems. For example, the global annual net primary production of plants is about 120 Pg.

## Example Conversions of Petagrams to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of petagrams to other units:

• To convert 2 Pg to g, we multiply by 1000000000000000: 2 Pg x 1000000000000000 = 2000000000000000 g
• To convert 5 Pg to kg, we multiply by 1000000000000: 5 Pg x 1000000000000 = 5000000000000 kg
• To convert 4 Pg to oz, we multiply by 35273962001001.001: 4 Pg x 35273962001001.001 = 141095848004004.004 oz
• To convert 6 Pg to lb, we multiply by 2204622622001.001: 6 Pg x 2204622622001.001 = 13227735732006.006 lb
Petagrams also can be marked as Pg and Petagrammes (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.

## 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).

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