Entry: Atmospheric pressure
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URI: http://codes.wmo.int/common/quantitykind/atmosphericPressure
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.
Definition
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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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ML1T2

discipline 
Meteorological quantity kinds

label 
Atmospheric pressure

notation 
atmosphericPressure

type 
Concept
 quantity kind
 mechanics quantity kind
