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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The [[altitude]] that corresponds to a given value of [[atmospheric pressure]]  according to the ICAO [[standard atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is the [[indicated altitude]] of a [[pressure altimeter]] at an [[altimeter setting]] of 29.92 in. of  [[mercury]] (1013.2 hPa); therefore, it is the indicated altitude above the 1013.2-hPa [[constant-  pressure surface]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The [[altitude]] that corresponds to a given value of [[atmospheric pressure]]  according to the ICAO [[standard atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is the [[indicated altitude]] of a [[pressure altimeter]] at an [[altimeter setting]] of 29.92 in. of  [[mercury]] (1013.2 hPa); therefore, it is the indicated altitude above the 1013.2-hPa [[constant-pressure surface|constant-  pressure surface]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:58, 25 April 2012



standard pressure altitude

The altitude that corresponds to a given value of atmospheric pressure according to the ICAO standard atmosphere.

It is the indicated altitude of a pressure altimeter at an altimeter setting of 29.92 in. of mercury (1013.2 hPa); therefore, it is the indicated altitude above the 1013.2-hPa constant- pressure surface.


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