How to use tonne in a sentence
The most recent estimate of the sediments made in this manner affords 56 x 1016 tonnes.
The calculated mass of sodium contained in this rock-salt is 14,130 million million tonnes.
Hence between the estimated sediments and the waters of the ocean we can account for 2.82 x 1016 tonnes of soda.
They are expressed as so many tonnes removed in solution per square mile per annum.
We see, then, that the 27 x 1016 tonnes of substances leached from the parent igneous rocks have had a threefold destination.
British Dictionary definitions for tonne
a unit of mass equal to 1000 kg or 2204.6 pounds: Also called (not in technical use): metric ton
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