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David Burch


 - posted June 17, 2003 01:47 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
There is a difference between sea-level pressure that a calibrated barometer would read when located at sea level and station pressure, which is what it would read at a higher elevation—or for that matter, at lower elevation, as in a sub sea level mine.

The first step in using a barometer when not at sea level is to decide what type of pressure you want to read. This article discusses this issue and tells step by step how to calibrate the barometer—there is also a short synopsis below.

Article on pressures (12 kb pdf)

To set your barometer to the right pressure, see www.starpath.com/barometers

For a general overview of barometer use by mariners, see the detailed help file with our free barometer app at www.starpath.com/marinebarometer

For an extended list of specialized barometer references see www.starpath.com/cyc

From: Starpath, Seattle, WA


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