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Weight of Water Related to the Weight of Air

The theoretical atmospheric pressure at sea level (14.7 psi) will support a column of water 34 feet high:

weight of air 14.7 psi x 2.31 ft/psi = 33.957 ft, or 34 ft

At an elevation of 1 mile above sea level, where the atmospheric pressure is 12 psi, the column of water would be only 28 feet high: 12 psi x 2.31 ft/psi [....]