decibar

decibar

[′des·ə‚bär]
(mechanics)
A metric unit of pressure equal to one-tenth bar.
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About two-thirds of all float profiles reach 2000 decibars.
Its geopotential topography is expressed as the difference (in meters) in height between two defined isobaric surfaces, as for example the surface of the sea and the surface at 1,000 decibars (a depth of about 3,280 ft, or 1,000 m).
The drawing shows the geopotential topography between the Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands, the African coast and the meridian 25[degrees] west, measured in dynamic meters with reference to the isobaric surface at 100 decibars (approximately 328 ft [100 m] depth) on the left, and on the right, at 1,000 decibars (approximately 3,281 ft [1000 m] depth); the dots show the observation stations.