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Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea
Observatories at the summit of Mauna Kea

Hawaii is the only place on Earth where you can drive from sea level to over 4,000 meters (almost 14,000 feet) in a couple of hours. Dave Vernier recently made the trip with a LabQuest 2 and a Gas Pressure Sensor in the vehicle.

Note that the pressure drops to about 60% of normal air pressure at the top. The 50-minute stop along the way is partially to let people acclimate so they are less likely to get altitude sickness.

Atmospheric pressure data collected during a drive to the top of Mauna Kea
Atmospheric pressure data collected during a drive to the top of Mauna Kea

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