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Atmospheric pressure

Definition (

Atmospheric pressure is the force per unit area exerted on a surface by the weight of air above that surface in the atmosphere of Earth (or that of another planet). In most circumstances atmospheric pressure is closely approximated by the hydrostatic pressure caused by the weight of air above the measurement point. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: hectopascal

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Atmospheric conditions
Meteorological factors

This term is used for the following terms: 
Air pressure
Baro pressure
Barometric pressure

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