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[Value of mGal] = [Value of cGal] * 10
[Value of cGal] = [Value of mGal] / 10

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.

MGal(megagal)

In the field of acceleration, the unit MGal (megagal) is used to express the magnitude of acceleration, specifically in relation to Earth's gravity. It is derived from the gal (Galileo), a unit of acceleration named after Galileo Galilei, who is known for his discoveries about the motion of falling bodies.

1 Gal is defined as an acceleration of 1 centimeter per second squared (1 cm/s^2). The MGal (megagal) term represents one million times the acceleration of 1 Gal, so 1 MGal is equal to 1,000,000 Gal or 1,000,000 cm/s^2.

It is important to note that the MGal unit is not a part of the International System of Units (SI), and it is mostly used in geophysics, seismic studies, and related fields to measure accelerations due to the Earth's gravity or processes acting within the Earth's crust.

mGal(milligal)

A milligal (mGal) is a unit of acceleration used in geophysics and geodesy to measure the strength of gravity. It is named after the French scientist Galileo Galilei, who extensively studied the behavior of objects in freefall.

1 mGal is equal to one-thousandth (0.001) of a gal, where 1 gal (galileo) is defined as 1 centimeter per second squared (1 cm/s²). Thus, 1 mGal is equal to 0.001 cm/s² or 1*10⁻⁵ m/s² (1*10⁻² m/s²).

In the field of geophysics, mGal is often used to express small variations in Earth's gravitational field or accelerations due to gravity. These tiny differences in gravity can be associated with factors such as the density of rock beneath Earth's surface or the varying mass distribution of the Earth.

Due to its small magnitude, the mGal unit is suitable for representing these local variations in Earth's gravity, which are often only a small fraction of the standard value of approximately 9.81 meters per second squared (9.81 m/s²).

cGal and mGal Conversion Mapping Table
cGal mGal
110
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330
440
550
660
770
880
990
10100
20200
25250
50500
1001,000
2002,000
2502,500
5005,000
100010,000
200020,000
250025,000
500050,000
10000100,000
mGal cGal
11.000000E-1
22.000000E-1
33.000000E-1
44.000000E-1
55.000000E-1
66.000000E-1
77.000000E-1
88.000000E-1
99.000000E-1
101
202
252.500000E+0
505
10010
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25025
50050
1000100
2000200
2500250
5000500
100001,000