The kilobar conversion selector here selects the pressure/stress measurement unit to convert to starting from kilobars (kbar). To make a conversion starting from a unit of pressure other than kilobar, simply click on the "Reset" button.
The kilobar is a non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000,000 pascals (1 kbar = 100,000,000 Pa), the SI derived unit of pressure.
One kilobar (kbar) is also equal to 100,000 kilopascals (kPa), or 100 megapascals (MPa), or 986.923267 atmospheres (atm), or 1,000 bars (bar), or 750,061.68 millimeters of mercury at 0 °C (mmHg), or 401,463 inches of water at 4 °C (inH2O), or 14,503.79 pounds per square inch (psi), or 2,088,543.43 pounds per square foot (psf) or 750,061.68 torr (Torr).
The kilobar is equal to 1,000,000,000 dynes per square centimeter (1 kbar = 1,000,000,000 dyn/cm2). The dyne (dyn) is a unit of force in the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system of units while the square centimeter (cm2) is a unit of area in the SI.
The kilobar is a unit of pressure commonly used in geology.