Air is heavy

by on August 1, 2007 at 6:24 pm in Data Source | Permalink

The air filling Carnegie Hall weighs about seventy thousand pounds.

That is from the new Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and other Mysteries of the Atmosphere, by Gabrielle Walker.

1 Jigga Wha? August 1, 2007 at 7:21 pm

Actually, taking bouyancy into account, it doesn’t weigh anything.

2 Person August 1, 2007 at 11:51 pm

What I’ve always thought more impressive about the atmosphere was how much pressure we’re under right now. Press a 15 lb weight against a square inch of your hand. Well, that was just doubling the pressure it’s currently under.

3 Tyler Cowen August 2, 2007 at 8:23 am

I am looking into your India question, it very likely will come out in India but right now I don’t know exactly when. Thanks for your interest…

4 鑽石 April 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm

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