Searching for a barometer?


This is probably a follow on to the Google Ice cream sandwich.  Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus is going to include a barometer.  And a lot of people were wondering why that is a good thing.


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The new Android phone has a barometer. Crowdsourced weather prediction? Not likely, here’s why:

What is a Barometer?

A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. It can measure the pressure exerted by the atmosphere by using water, air, or mercury. Pressure tendency can forecast short term changes in the weather. Numerous measurements of air pressure are used within surface weather analysis to help find surface troughs, high pressure systems, and frontal boundaries.

I wonder if some people thought it might be a bar-o-meter instead of a bar-om-e-ter.  Like a meter to measure bars.  I’m sure there is an app for that.

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