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What is the difference between static pressure and atmospheric pressure?


Static pressure is more commonly just called pressure, or how much a force is pushing on an object when the object is not moving (measured in pounds per square inch psi)  For example, if one were to go deeper into the ocean, the pressure, or static pressure, would increase. Atmospheric pressure is the total pressure of the air including static pressure and also dynamic/velocity pressure, or the pressure caused by air moving. Therefore, atmospheric pressure is the sum of the dynamic and static pressure.

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