Standard pressure

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standard pressure

A pressure of one atmosphere, in SI units, 101 325 N m-2.

In older works standard pressure sometimes means the arbitrary reference pressure in the expression for potential temperature; but this use of standard pressure should be avoided, given the widespread use of standard pressure in many fields of science to mean a pressure of one atmosphere.
Compare standard temperature.

In meteorology, the arbitrarily selected atmospheric pressure of 1000 mb to which adiabatic processes are referred for definitions of potential temperature, equivalent potential temperature, etc.

Other pressures may be used as standard for specific purposes.

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