>Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 9:59:19 CDT
>From: Tom Whittaker <tomw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Steve Emmerson)
>Subject: Re: dimensionality
In the above message, you wrote:
> Maybe. If I have pressure (mb) and multiply it by wind speed (kts),
> I'd like to get the result in joules/cm2
Well... you'll get it in joules/m^2 -- but you can convert it to
anything you want. If you have a preferred display quantity for that
kind of quantity (e.g. "joules/cm2") then the system should be able to
automatically convert to it.
> ...and also know that I'm dealing with is "energy per unit area."
There's no way, at present, to ask a Unit for its dimensionality. Such
a capability could be easily added, however.
Steve Emmerson <http://www.unidata.ucar.edu>