Hydrostatic Pressure as a Function of Depth

The static pressure caused by a fluid varies with depth according to:

P = ρ gh

P is the pressure in pascals; 1 pascal = 1 newton /meter2
ρ is the density of the fluid in kilograms /meter3
g is gravitational acceleration, 9.8 meters / second2
h is the depth below the surface of the fluid, in meters

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