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What is the difference between absolute and relative pressure?

Absolute pressure¬†is the measured atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure is not corrected to sea-level conditions. To compare pressure conditions from one location to another, meteorologists correct pressure to sea-level conditions (referred to as relative pressure, or pressure relative to sea-level). Because the air pressure decreases as…

Aneroid Barometer does not Change

It is highly advisable to lightly tap the glass near the center brass knob with your fingers before taking a barometer reading. The light tap will overcome any friction that may affect accurate hand readings, especially during periods of slow atmospheric changes. The Coast Guard…