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High Pressure Physics and the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions

High Pressure Physics and the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions

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Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine

CASE conduct research, teach courses and offer advice in the areas of space, aviation, high altitude, remote, dive and hyperbaric medicine. Tthe study of human systems stretched to breaking point in ...

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GCSE Physics: Pressure

An introduction to pressure which discusses various everyday applications and the relationship between pressure and surface area.

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Satellites (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Details of the different satellites which collect data for NOAA, real-time satellite pictures (USA) and archived satellite images of weather extremes.

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Atmospheric Pressure

The fundamental SI unit of pressure is the Pascal (Pa), but it is a small unit so kPa is the most common direct pressure unit for atmospheric pressure.

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Percy Williams Bridgman

Percy Williams Bridgman (1881 - 1961) research concerned the effects of high pressures on materials and their thermodynamic behavior.

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Under Pressure

Ever wondered why it hurts so much when someone wearing spiked heels steps on your foot? It's all about pressure.

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Air pressure

physics.org page with fascinating facts all about atmospheric pressure. Did you know that you have one tonne of air pressing down on you?

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Pressure Unit Conversions

A handy conversion calculator for some common pressure units.

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How air pressure affects you

This page from NASA tells you all you need to know about atmospheric pressure. Find out why your ears pop or have a go at flying a hot air balloon.

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