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Decametre
Unit system metric
Unit of length
Symbol dam
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SI units 10 m
Imperial/US unit(s) 10.936 yd
393.70 in

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A decametre is a very rarely used unit of length in the metric system, equal to ten metres. This measure is included in the SI mostly for completeness: in principle, any combination of prefix and unit can be written, but many are rarely used in practice.

One practical use of the decameter is for altitude of geopotential heights in meteorology. Meteorologists also use another seldom encountered SI prefix: hecto- in hectopascal (hPa). The volumetric form cubic decametre is convenient for describing large volumes of water such as in rivers and lakes.

The square decametre (dam2) also known as the are (a), is the basis for the hectare (100 dam2), the standard metric unit of land registry.

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