Definitions

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  • n. An SI unit of pressure and stress equal to 102 pascals.

Etymologies

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hecto- +‎ pascal

Examples

  • Even Paltridge et al. 2009, which relied on the NCEP reanalysis data, recognized that “[i]t is accepted that radiosonde-derived humidity data must be treated with great caution, particularly at altitudes above the 500 hPa [hectopascal] pressure level.”

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  • Relative humidity ranged between a minimum of 33% and a maximum of 79.8%, while atmospheric pressure hovered around 1009.5 hectopascal.

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  • One hundred Pascals (one hectopascal) is equal to 1 millibar of pressure, so that one atmosphere of pressure (14.7 pounds per square inch) is 1013 hectopascals or millibars of pressure.

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