Who invented the barometer?

Answer 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 »

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

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 »

How to Build a Barometer?

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Can a barometer be used as an altimeter?

A barometer can be used as an altimeter, which measures distance above sea level. A barometer measures atmospheric pressure, which changes according to altitude. When it is carried in an airplane o... Read More »