langleys to litres

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langleys to litres

Postby Lul » Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:19 pm

is it possible to convert langleys/day to litres/day? i have different data and i would like to compare them.

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:40 pm

Liters of what? I have no idea how to compare radiant energy flux to liters of something.

Anyway, the langley is a 1 calorie/cm^2 of solar energy. As the entire CGS system and calorie (or Calorie) are specifically deprecated in the SI, it seems like a poor choice of units. Why not use watts/m^2, or integrate over the day and use joules/meter squared.

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