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.
There are plenty of places with enough cubic kilometres of peridotite to potentially have a huge impact on the CO2 budget of the Earth.
It is estimated that around 2,800 cubic kilometres of volcanic ash and lava were thrown into the atmosphere, 12% more than was ejected by the last Yellowstone eruption of 2.2m years ago.
The results showed that between 2004 and 2013, the basin lost almost 65 million cubic kilometres of freshwater, of which more than 50 cubic kilometres came from groundwater.
To carve such a channel, Roda and his team calculate that almost 90,000 cubic kilometres of water must have flowed through it for perhaps a month.
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.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a presidential decree in August 2015 announcing the establishment of the Suez Canal Economic Zone to be on an area of 460.6 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.