A skydiver who wants to measure the air on her way back down to Earth should bring along a barometer. A barometer uses mercury (although some barometers less commonly use water or air) to measure the atmospheric pressure. It should be noted that the practicalities of using a barometer whilst skydiving mean a traditional barometer will not be suitable. Instead, a skydiver should look for some sort of digital barometers. Barometers can be purchased and attached to the wrist - in the same way an altimeter can be - for air pressure to be measured. The instrument should also be programmed to record the changes in air pressure, as it won't be possibly to check this during the skydive.
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