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[Value of Gal] = [Value of cGal] / 100

[Value of cGal] = [Value of Gal] * 100

##### cGal(centigal)

A centigal (cGal) is a unit of acceleration commonly used in geophysics and geodesy to measure gravitational acceleration or gravity field variations. The term "centigal" is derived from the prefix "centi-" meaning one-hundredth (1/100) and "gal" named in honor of the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei. One centigal (1 cGal) is equal to one-hundredth of a Gal (0.01 Gal), equivalent to 1/100th of 1 cm/s² or 0.01 cm/s² (0.0001 m/s²). It is a non-SI (International System of Units) unit but is commonly used for expressing small gravity field variations and gravitational anomalies on Earth.

##### Gal(gal)

A gal, short for Galileo, is a unit of acceleration used in the field of geophysics and engineering, mainly to measure gravitational acceleration or variations in Earth's gravity. It is named in honor of the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei, who made significant contributions to our understanding of gravity and motion.

1 gal is defined as 1 centimeter per second squared (1 cm/s²). In other words, when an object accelerates at a rate of 1 gal, its velocity changes by 1 centimeter per second, every second.

The unit gal is often used when studying Earth's gravity since it allows for measurements to be neatly expressed in whole numbers, making calculations and comparisons more convenient. For example, Earth's average standard gravitational acceleration at sea level is approximately 980 gal.

##### cGal and Gal Conversion Mapping Table

cGal | Gal |
---|---|

1 | 1.000000E-2 |

2 | 2.000000E-2 |

3 | 3.000000E-2 |

4 | 4.000000E-2 |

5 | 5.000000E-2 |

6 | 6.000000E-2 |

7 | 7.000000E-2 |

8 | 8.000000E-2 |

9 | 9.000000E-2 |

10 | 1.000000E-1 |

20 | 2.000000E-1 |

25 | 2.500000E-1 |

50 | 5.000000E-1 |

100 | 1 |

200 | 2 |

250 | 2.500000E+0 |

500 | 5 |

1000 | 10 |

2000 | 20 |

2500 | 25 |

5000 | 50 |

10000 | 100 |

Gal | cGal |
---|---|

1 | 100 |

2 | 200 |

3 | 300 |

4 | 400 |

5 | 500 |

6 | 600 |

7 | 700 |

8 | 800 |

9 | 900 |

10 | 1,000 |

20 | 2,000 |

25 | 2,500 |

50 | 5,000 |

100 | 10,000 |

200 | 20,000 |

250 | 25,000 |

500 | 50,000 |

1000 | 100,000 |

2000 | 200,000 |

2500 | 250,000 |

5000 | 500,000 |

10000 | 1,000,000 |