altimeter setting

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The atmospheric pressure reading for a particular airport and time that is to be set on an aircraft altimeter. The latter will then indicate the correct altitude of the airport when the aircraft is on the ground (assuming the appropriate allowance has been made for the instrument's height above ground as installed in the aircraft cockpit).

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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