How to Interpret a Shark Oil Barometer?

Answer You may find a shark oil barometer at a tourist shop in Bermuda or hanging at a fishing wharf, but this enchanting contraption is not just for decoration; many people believe that it can predict a ... Read More »

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What is the difference of how air pressure is indicated in a mercury barometer and ananeroid barometer?

What is a big shark that is known as a basking shark?

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is also known as the sunfish, sailfish, bone shark and elephant shark. The basking shark is the second-largest shark in the world, measuring 22 to 29 feet lon... Read More »

How to Set a Barometer?

A barometer measures air pressure and can forecast the weather within a 12 to 24 hour period. The pressure is measured by inches of mercury, which indicated by a gauge on the instrument. In order t... Read More »

Who invented the barometer?

Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist, invented the first barometer filled with mercury in 1643. A barometer is a device used to measure atmospheric pressure and is commonly used to predict ... Read More »