Barometric Pressure, Measuring Atmospheric Pressure & Barometers


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Which of the following is not a unit of pressure?

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1. What affects barometric pressure?

2. What is low pressure associated with?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will address your understanding of how to measure atmospheric pressure. The quiz will test you on things like a unit of pressure and how barometric pressure is affected.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas:

  • Things associated with low pressure
  • Barometer types
  • Unit of pressure that equates to sea level barometric pressure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on measuring atmospheric pressure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of barometers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding low pressure

Additional Learning

To learn more about Earth's atmosphere and how it's measured, we've made available to you the lesson entitled Barometric Pressure, Measuring Atmospheric Pressure & Barometers. The lesson includes the following topics of discussion:

  • The relation of atmospheric pressure to changing weather conditions
  • Pressure levels with regard to elevation
  • High pressure systems
  • Mercury barometers
  • Digital barometers
  • Units of pressure