Convert Meters Per Second to Knots

Enter the speed in meters per second below to get the value converted to knots.

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1 m/s = 1.943844 kn

How to Convert Meters Per Second to Knots

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a meter per second measurement to a knot measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One meter per second is equal to 1.943844 knots, so use this simple formula to convert:

knots = meters per second × 1.943844

The speed in knots is equal to the meters per second multiplied by 1.943844.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters per second to knots using the formula above.
5 m/s = (5 × 1.943844) = 9.719222 kn

Meters per second and knots are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Meters Per Second

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as m/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m/sec. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/sec.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dmtsec

The velocity in meters per second is equal to the distance in meters divided by time in seconds.

Knots

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour,[1] or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as kn, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kt. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

Meter Per Second to Knot Conversion Table

Meter per second measurements converted to knots
Meters Per Second Knots
1 m/s 1.9438 kn
2 m/s 3.8877 kn
3 m/s 5.8315 kn
4 m/s 7.7754 kn
5 m/s 9.7192 kn
6 m/s 11.66 kn
7 m/s 13.61 kn
8 m/s 15.55 kn
9 m/s 17.49 kn
10 m/s 19.44 kn
11 m/s 21.38 kn
12 m/s 23.33 kn
13 m/s 25.27 kn
14 m/s 27.21 kn
15 m/s 29.16 kn
16 m/s 31.1 kn
17 m/s 33.05 kn
18 m/s 34.99 kn
19 m/s 36.93 kn
20 m/s 38.88 kn
21 m/s 40.82 kn
22 m/s 42.76 kn
23 m/s 44.71 kn
24 m/s 46.65 kn
25 m/s 48.6 kn
26 m/s 50.54 kn
27 m/s 52.48 kn
28 m/s 54.43 kn
29 m/s 56.37 kn
30 m/s 58.32 kn
31 m/s 60.26 kn
32 m/s 62.2 kn
33 m/s 64.15 kn
34 m/s 66.09 kn
35 m/s 68.03 kn
36 m/s 69.98 kn
37 m/s 71.92 kn
38 m/s 73.87 kn
39 m/s 75.81 kn
40 m/s 77.75 kn

References

  1. NASA, Knots Versus Miles per Hour, https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/WindTunnel/Activities/knots_vs_mph.html