HOPKINS GLOSSARY OF WEATHER TERMS B
- A continuous trace of air pressure variation
with time, typically produced by a barograph.
- A recording type instrument that provides a continuous trace
of air pressure variation with time, forming a permanent
barogram; usually an aneroid barometer is used.
- Any instrument used to measure air (barometric) pressure
. Two types of commonly used barometers are the aneroid
barometer and mercury barometer.
Last update 6 June 1996
Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison