Resources for Barometer Use

Books

Links

Western WA weather for use with accurate barometer: starpath.com/local.  To put this into your iOS device, open with Safari and save to home screen.

Figure inland wind speeds from pressure differences. Live Examples from Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca.

 

Fischer Precision Aneroid Barometer. State-of-the-art, used by navies and national weather services worldwide.
Barometer calibration service online: starpath.com/barometers  (This is the most accurate way to set a barometer short of having a NIST traceable instrument next to your own...because it gives you a time-space average of the nearest official reports, any one of which could be off by a mb or so.)
Get ship reports of pressure and pressure tendency, as well as wind and sea state underway by email: shipreports@starpath.com
The Inverse Barometer Effect In Puget Sound by David Burch
This document is referenced in the text but not published elsewhere.
UW Atmospheric Sciences Forecasts and Observations. There 4/3 km WRF numeric forecasts for Northern Waters and for Puget Sound are the best forecasts available for our local waters.
Starpath cell phone barometer apps designed for mariners. Chances are the barometer in your pocket could be, out of the box, the best barometer you have on the boat! Read the Barograph Help file for a quick overview of barometer usage.
Cell phones that have barometers  (Not a complete list. iPhones have barometers included from iPhone 6 and newer.)
National pressure tendency forecasts. Excellent (NAM data) for planning barometer checks. Scroll to bottom dataset on the left. This shows expected pressure change in the next 3h; with it you can anticipate hot times for calibration. First red means dropping 4 to 5 mb in next 3h; dark blue meaning rising 4 to 5 mb. Click Loop option, then mouse over the forecast list at the top changes the displays.

 

Articles

  Modern Barometry and its Important Role in Marine Navigation
  Barometer for Wind Warning
  Mean Sea Level, Tides, and Barometers
  "Point Four Four per Floor" — QFE to QNH to QFF
  Air Temperature Dependence of Sea Level Pressure Conversions
  Pressure with Squall Passage
  Mother of all books on barometers
  Exciting New Barometer for Navigators
  Tropical Storm Side Determination, Part 1
  Sides of a Tropical Cyclone, Part 2 Meteograms
  First Pass at Cell Phone Barometer Calibrations
  How to Check the Accuracy of an Airport Pressure Report
  Analog Weather  A unique webpage with many barometer references
  NOAA Misspeaks on Sandy Storm Surge
  Sample Aneroid Calibration. Just the data and a note on the instrument.
  Precision Barometers on Inland Commercial Vessels by Robert Reeder
  Using a Portable Barometer to Set Ship's Barometer to SLP
  Mean Sea Level, Tides, and Barometers
  Barometer Use at Higher Elevations
  Gill Pressure Ports
  Buys Ballot Law
  PRMSL vs. MSLET for sea level pressure in GFS by Craig McPheeters
  MSLP vs. MSLP

Videos

Instructions and Examples Starpath YouTube Barometers Playlist