cubic kilometre

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a unit of capacity equal to the volume of a cube one kilometer on each edge

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It covers an area of almost 14 million square kilometres and contains 30 million cubic kilometres of ice.
Due to excessive pumping, Pakistan's groundwater abstraction rates have exceeded the annual recharge rate of 55 cubic kilometres per year.
Termed the Hilina Slump, this could drop 12,000 cubic kilometres of rock into the Pacific Ocean, generating a megatsunami that would propagate around the Pacific Ocean and reach the western seaboard of North America in a matter of hours, inundating coastal communities.
Supervolcanoes are a single massive explosion of magma rising to the surface over a huge area, and blasting at least a thousand cubic kilometres of ash into the atmosphere.
The research, which included scientists from the University of California, Irivine; NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre and the National Centre for Atmospheric Research, has found that the Tigris and Euphrates river basins lost 144 cubic kilometres of stored freshwater over a seven year period from 2003.
When Mount Pinatubo, Philippines, erupted in 1991 it pumped out an estimated 10 cubic kilometres of ash.
When we consider that the earth's atmosphere has been calculated as 51,006,560,000,000 cubic kilometres it must surely be obvious that the puny frolics of man can have no cataclysmic effect on whether it is hot or cold at any particular time.
As much as 600 cubic kilometres of water - one and a quarter times as much as is contained in Lake Erie - might have gushed from cracks in the ground near the Martian equator.
Scientists from University College London and the British Antarctic Survey have used the data to show that since 1992, 31 cubic kilometres of ice has been lost from the interior of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS).
The most harrowing example of destroying vital underground water resources is Colonel Gaddafi's 'Madman River' with its 4,200-kilometre network, planned to release 60,000 cubic kilometres of underground water stored during hundreds of thousands of years.
6 cubic kilometres as a special economic area, according to the Economic Zones Law No 83/2002 that was amended to suit the nature of the area.
About 30 million years ago, some 350,000 cubic kilometres of lava poured out across the region as the African tectonic plate broke apart.
Supereruptions generally eject at least 450 but sometimes even several thousands of cubic kilometres of rock material and ash to the surface and into the atmosphere.
The volume of the sea ice at the end of last winter was less than 15,000 cubic kilometres (3,600 cu.
Razis said that for three years now his team has been participating in a European partnership of 24 universities, to create an under-sea neutrino telescope of an overall volume of 1-2 cubic kilometres.