millibar

noun
mil·​li·​bar | \ˈmi-lə-ˌbär \

Definition of millibar 

: a unit of atmospheric pressure equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ bar or 100 pascals

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At the same time, a newly developing coastal storm was forming over the Delmarva, with pressure dropping at a rate of two millibars per hour. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "A mighty wind: Behind one of Washington’s worst-ever winter wind storms," 5 Mar. 2018 The Red Planet's average atmospheric pressure at the surface is about 6 millibars (0.09 psi), less than 0.06 percent of the air pressure at sea level on Earth. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "How to Fly a Helicopter on Mars," 15 May 2018 If the storm’s pressure drops 24 millibars in 24 hours, it’s considered a bomb because of how fast that strengthening occurred. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Wind gusts topped 93 mph in nor’easter, Boston storm surge falls short of record," 3 Mar. 2018 Typical air pressure on a nice day is around 1010 millibars. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Wind gusts topped 93 mph in nor’easter, Boston storm surge falls short of record," 3 Mar. 2018 Over New England, central pressure bottomed out at 960 millibars. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "The five most remarkable attributes of the Storm of the Century," 13 Mar. 2018 For those keeping score, that means the system’s central pressure will drop 24 millibars in 24 hours. Bloomberg.com, "New York and Boston Face More Snow," 11 Mar. 2018 In meteorological terms, this occurs when the central pressure of a storm, a key indicator of its strength, drops 24 millibars in 24 hours. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Major nor’easter whacking East Coast for the second time in two months," 2 Mar. 2018 Dear Tom, Last week, WGN-TV meteorologist Demetrius Ivory stated that during the big nor'easter, the storm's central barometric pressure dropped 24 millibars in 24 hours. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Tom: What happens when central barometric pressure drops 24 millibars in 24 hours?," 8 Mar. 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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millibar

noun
mil·​li·​bar | \ˈmil-ə-ˌbär \

Medical Definition of millibar 

: a unit of atmospheric pressure equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ bar or 1000 dynes per square centimeter abbreviation mbar

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