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Odd Looking Barometer Readings
« on: April 30, 2011, 08:12:16 pm »
One of the vessel's logs lists barometric pressure as such:


Any idea what this means or how to enter it? I read the Encyclopedia section about barometric pressure, and was unable to find an answer to my question. I'm no expert, but since most of the readings I had entered for other vessels looked more like "29.68" I'm guessing that a reading of about 980 or so higher would be wrong. Here's a link to one of the pages in question:

Any help or ideas would be appreciated!


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Re: Odd Looking Barometer Readings
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 08:18:39 pm »
Hi Babilkeko
Welcome to the forum & to OW.

I think that these entries are in Metric. Ie the height is in mm Mercury and the temperature is in degrees K.

I think the instructions will be to just type in as normal as there is no way that there could be confusion over these and imperial entries.

I think there was a thread to this effect some time ago but cant find it so perhaps best to wait for a moderator to confirm but I am sure that is what they will say.

Hope this helps



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Re: Odd Looking Barometer Readings
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 08:46:57 pm »
Hi Babilkeko

Yes, these are measurements in millibars and degrees Kelvin.
The science team are aware of them.
Please enter them as they appear in the log.
Welcome aboard.  :D
« Last Edit: September 05, 2012, 07:46:04 pm by Janet Jaguar »