Unformatted text preview: But pilots are interested in another form of sea level-corrected pressure, called the altimeter setting. It is computed in the same way as p sl , but an assumed temperature proFle corresponding the U.S. Standard Atmosphere is utilized instead of the actual temperature. The correction from observed pressure to altimeter setting is therefore always constant for a low-elevation station like ours. The correction for this exercise will be given in class by the instructor. Altimeter setting is always provided in inches of mercury rather than millibars, so the procedure is to convert your observed station pressure to inches of mercury (to the nearest 0.01”) and then add the speciFed correction to obtain the altimeter setting. 1...
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- Fall '07
- sea level, Altimeter, sea level pressure, altimeter setting