What Units Are Used to Measure Air Pressure?


Air pressure or atmospheric pressure is measured using an instrument known as a barometer, which is also used in forecasting the weather and determining the altitude. Air pressure or atmospheric pressure is the force of each unit area exerted against a surface by the air density above that surface.
Q&A Related to "What Units Are Used to Measure Air Pressure?"
Any pressure is always expressed in (a unit of force) divided by (a unit of area) Air pressure is most commonly described in one of the following units: torr (millimeter of mercury)
It's measured in "PSIs"
Air pressure in the US is commonly expressed in "psi" which means "pounds per square inch". An automobile tire is typically inflated to about 30 psi, a bicycle
The American Heart Association describes blood pressure as the combination of two opposing forces. When the heart pumps blood to the arteries, it exerts a pressure. In turn, the arteries
2 Additional Answers
Atmospheric pressure or air pressure is measured by a barometer. A mercury barometer measures the pressure by noting the length of mercury which is supported by the weight of the atmosphere.
Pressure is force per unit area. Pressure is measured in various units. Standard unit for air pressure is mm of Hg. Bar is also another unit for the pressure.
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