altimeter_setting

under discussion
Created: Feb. 8, 2021
Proposer: Emily Schlie, Eric Engle, and the CAMPS team
Proposed Date: 2020-12-22
Change Date: Feb. 8, 2021, 2:45 p.m.
Term: altimeter_setting
Unit: Pa
Unit ref: PASX
AMIP:
GRIB:
The air pressure value, to which an aircraft altimeter scale is set, so that it will indicate the altitude above mean sea level pressure of an aircraft on the ground, at the location for which the value was determined. Commonly reported as inches of mercury for a METAR observation.