Mountain barometer

Related to Mountain barometer: Wheel barometer
a portable mercurial barometer with tripod support, and long scale, for measuring heights.
a portable barometer, adapted for safe transportation, used in measuring the heights of mountains.

See also: Barometer, Mountain

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The loss of the mountain barometer would limit his elevation estimates to one "based upon his general feeling of how far he had climbed from York Factory." (11) At Jasper House, Simpson estimated his elevation at about 13,000 feet and the summit of nearby Roche Miette as being 3,755 feet higher.