barometric pressure

noun

Definition of barometric pressure

: the pressure of the atmosphere usually expressed in terms of the height of a column of mercury

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Measured by barometric pressure, Michael was one of the top four most powerful storms to ever make landfall in the US. Umair Irfan, Vox, "What we learned from the disasters that hammered the US in 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 The stress of traveling, change in barometric pressure, change in time zones, and just being at an airport can all trigger a headache. Amy Marturana, SELF, "What Your Headaches Can Tell You About Your Health," 29 Dec. 2018 Of course, the chances of you experiencing a life-threatening shift in barometric pressure while flying are rare. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "This is what happens to your body when an airplane cabin isn’t pressurized," 21 Sep. 2018 As measured by barometric pressure, Michael is one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall in the US. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Photos: what Hurricane Michael’s destruction looks like on the ground," 10 Oct. 2018 Unlike the ocean, the Great Lakes don't have strong tides, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, so any waves are created by changes in wind and barometric pressure. Jenae Sitzes, Country Living, "These Unbelievable Photos of Lake Erie Show How Powerful Nature Can Be," 17 Feb. 2017 Only when the bees get anxious because there’s a barometric pressure drop, which means that rain is coming. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "Philly millennials are buzzing about beekeeping," 11 July 2018 The money will support growth and for further development of Truepic’s technology, which employs location, date and time, image examination -- even barometric pressure readings from smartphone sensors -- to figure out whether photos are real. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Truepic raises $8 million to help flag bogus online photos for Reddit," 22 June 2018 Those that live in water face damage from waves, silt and sand (though sharks, like birds, sense changes in barometric pressure and evacuate). Anna Diamond, Smithsonian, "How Come U.S. Currency Never Changes Its Face and More Questions From Our Readers," 25 May 2018

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1804, in the meaning defined above

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