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Why Barometer Readings Differ Around the World

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Why is it that if the barometer reading falls in one part of the world, it must rise somewhere else? Explain your thinking and support your answer.

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A barometer and atmospheric pressure are defined. readings around the world are examined. Why barometer readings are different are discussed and an analogy is given.

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Definitions: A barometer is an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. What is atmospheric pressure? It is the force per unit area exerted against a surface by the weight of the column of air above that surface at any given point in the Earth's atmosphere. A low atmospheric ...

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