21st October 2019

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What is barometric pressure and how is it measured?

As mentioned, a mercury barometer makes measurements in inches of Mercury (in Hg). Pounds per square inch (abbreviated as p.s.i.) is common in the English system of units, and the pascal (abbreviated Pa) is the standard in the Metric (SI) system.

Similarly, you may ask, what is used to measure with a barometer?

A barometer measures atmospheric pressure in units of measurement called atmospheres or bars. An atmosphere (atm) is a unit of measurement equal to the average air pressure at sea level at a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit).

What does barometric pressure tell us about the weather?

What does it mean when a barometer is rising or falling? A barometer measures air pressure: A "rising" barometer indicates increasing air pressure; a "falling" barometer indicates decreasing air pressure. In space, there is a nearly complete vacuum so the air pressure is zero.
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