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What does the S/m stand for?

  1. Aug 27, 2013 #1
    What does the " S/m" stand for?

    In this equation, what does the " S/m" stand for? The original question: What is the average radius of conductivity of a lightening strike on water? The answer given: The average radius of conductivity depends on a host of factors, including depth, temperature, and salinity, but a fair reference value is 5.3 S/m. Thank you!
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  3. Aug 27, 2013 #2

    Doc Al

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    S/m is the SI unit of conductivity: siemens/meter.
  4. Aug 27, 2013 #3
    Thank you!
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