AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer

  • Cylindrical thermometer and barometer set; inspired by Galileo's instruments
  • Interprets temp and weather based on principles of buoyancy and air pressure
  • Colorful, liquid filled spheres descend and ascend with atmospheric changes
  • Barometer features the world globe etched in the glass
  • Mounted on a wood base; approximately 8 inches long and 8 inches high
This attractive set features a Galileo thermometer, which reads 64-80 degrees F. When the temperature rises, the liquid inside the glass tube becomes less dense and the liquid-filled bulbs sink. When the temperature cools, the process is reversed and the bulbs rise from the bottom. -- Variations in barometric pressure associated with weather systems are immediately revealed by the water level in the spout of the glass barometer globe printed with a frosted world map. A low level of liquid in the spout indicates high-pressure and fair weather can be expected. A high water level is associated with bad weather. -- In cases of severe weather and major storms, the water may even run out of the spout. Both the thermometer and the globe are mounted on a sturdy wooden base.

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