The President's Page: Metric conversion and the AGU (guest editorial)


  • Anonymous


When the National Bureau of Standards completed its recent study of the pros and cons regarding the adoption by the U.S. of the metric system, they titled their report ‘Metric America; a decision whose time has come.’ The Secretary of Commerce sent the report to the Congress with his own recommendation that the United States adopt metric units without further delay, and the President's Science Adviser concurred.