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Entry: Atmospheric pressure - showing version 1

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The atmospheric pressure on a given surface is the force per unit area exerted by virtue of the weight of the atmosphere above. The pressure is thus equal to the weight of a vertical column of air above a horizontal projection of the surface, extending to the outer limit of the atmosphere.

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date submitted 3 Sep 2014 09:53:17.825
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entity Atmospheric pressure
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description The atmospheric pressure on a given surface is the force per unit area exerted by virtue of the weight of the atmosphere above. The pressure is thus equal to the weight of a vertical column of air above a horizontal projection of the surface, extending to the outer limit of the atmosphere.
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label Atmospheric pressure
notation atmosphericPressure
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description The atmospheric pressure on a given surface is the force per unit area exerted by virtue of the weight of the atmosphere above. The pressure is thus equal to the weight of a vertical column of air above a horizontal projection of the surface, extending to the outer limit of the atmosphere.
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discipline Meteorological quantity kinds
label Atmospheric pressure
notation atmosphericPressure
type Concept | quantity kind | mechanics quantity kind