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What is air pressure?

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Air pressure is the pressure exerted by the atmosphere ( the force you applied by air to compressed or unconfined).

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the weight air puts on you at a given altitude

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If you pump all the air out of a steel drum there's no air inside to hold it up allowing the outside air to push it inward, it collapses. I believe air pressure at sea level is around 1800 PSI. But I'm no sure. Suggest research.

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