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Atmospheric pressure decreases at the rate of 0.036 millibar per foot as one ascends through the lower portion of the atmosphere. a. The Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the world’s tallest buildings at 1,450 feet. If the street-level pressure is 1,020.4 millibars, what is the pressure at the top of the Sears Tower? b. If the difference in atmospheric pressure between the top and ground floor of an office building is 13.5 millibars, how tall is the building?

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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ISBN: 9781133606536
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James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Atmospheric pressure decreases at the rate of 0.036 millibar per foot as one ascends through the lower portion of the atmosphere.

  1. a. The Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the world’s tallest buildings at 1,450 feet. If the street-level pressure is 1,020.4 millibars, what is the pressure at the top of the Sears Tower?
  2. b. If the difference in atmospheric pressure between the top and ground floor of an office building is 13.5 millibars, how tall is the building?

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