Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:24:59 -0500

Author: Paul Nord

Subject: Re: He balloon rising


Perhaps.... if the label also noted that it was a time.

The SI unit abbreviations are:
second s
minute min
hour h
day day
year yr


On Thursday, October 24, 2002, at 01:13 PM, Jerry DiMarco wrote:

> I must not have understood your question the first time. The
> graph is from the project webpage which is also produced by students,
> and supervised by a couple faculty advisors. It is not unusual to
> abbreviate minutes with m, hours with h, seconds with s. I don't think
> anyone is going to confuse meters for minutes in that situation...
> Jerry
> At 10:43 AM10/24/2002, you wrote:
>> and.... you measure time in "meters"????
>> Paul
>> On Thursday, October 24, 2002, at 11:40 AM, Jerry DiMarco wrote:
>>> MET stands for Mission Elapsed Time. This gives me the
>>> opportunity to explain something left out of my original message.
>>> The descent part of the altitude profile is not linear because a
>>> parachute deploys after the balloon bursts...
>>> Jerry
>>> At 10:30 AM10/24/2002, you wrote:
>>>> Interesting. The y axis scale I understand. What is the horizontal
>>>> axis? It's labeled "MET (m)". Looks like meters to me. Hope you
>>>> didn't give any credit for a graph of feet vs. meters.
>>>> Paul