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    Re: Refraction for beginners
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2004 Jul 9, 21:18 EDT
    Bill wrote:
    "If I bought a barometer in Denver, or worse yet Breckenridge, while on
    vacation and set it on my mantel at home (approx. 608 ft above sea level)
    the thing would peg unless adjusted? "

    Yep!

    Or you could take your barometer to the top of the Sears Tower and determine its height by dropping it over the side... All this barometer abuse will not be complete if I don't include a link to the famous physics "barometer fable". So here it is: http://www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars/baro.htm

    (the text at the above link is from www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/angelpin.htm. This web site was not responding just now, so I have placed a copy of a cache of it at the above address)

    Frank R
    [ ] Mystic, Connecticut
    [X] Chicago, Illinois

       
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