Ambient Pressure vs. Barometer Pressure [FS 2004]
I made gauges for each of the above parameters and placed them side by side. As I took off and climbed the numbers decreased with altitude at exactly the same rate and read the same thing-- regardless of standard atmospheric conditions (Weather Clear) or otherwise.
I'm curious what the difference is supposed to be between these, and whether there are conditions under which the simulator will display them as different? Or are they in essence the same thing, only Ambient is from the perspective of the Environment and/or Program, and Barometer is from the perspective of a "virtual barometer" onboard the aircraft?
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