Assessment OICNW-1-7A

Read barometric pressure

Assessed in MT-4371 Sea Term IV: Marine Transportation

Shall be completed by the end of MT-4371.


On a vessel or in a laboratory.

Performance Requirements

Behavior Standard
The student will: During assessment, the student shall, at a minimum:

Determine the barometric pressure in millibars, inches or millimeters of mercury.

  1. The barometer is read and the appropriate corrections are applied.
  2. The barometric pressure determined by the candidate is within .5 millibars; .02 inches or .4 millimeters of the assessor’s corrected reading.

Supports Table A-II/1 officer in charge of a navigation watch

Competence Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency Task

Plan and conduct a passage and determine position

A1.09 Meteorology

Ability to use and interpret information obtained from shipborne meteorological instruments

Read barometric pressure

Published: 2016-10-28-04:00