altimeter setting

altimeter setting

[al′tim·əd·ər ‚sed·iŋ]
(engineering)
The value of atmospheric pressure to which the scale of an aneroid altimeter is set; after United States practice, the pressure that will indicate airport elevation when the altimeter is 10 feet (3 meters) above the runway (approximately cockpit height).

altimeter setting

altimeter setting
Altimeter setting.
The station pressure corrected for the height of the station above sea level. When this pressure (QNH) is set in the altimeter window (also known as a Kollsman window, the altimeter indicates the height above mean sea level. The setting may be in inches, millibars, or hectopascals. See also QNH.
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Obviously the altitude that you're reading is a function of your altimeter setting.
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This barometric altimeter setting yielded a 400-foot difference, with the radar altimeter in the uncomfortable direction.
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There, right in front of me -- an altimeter setting of 31.
The altimeter setting looked enough like the correct setting of 30.
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I wondered whether both airplanes had the same altimeter setting dialed in.
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