Syntax:

pressure = stdatm(elevation)

This function converts elevation in meters to atmospheric pressure in hPa using the pressure-elevation relationship in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere:

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where sea level pressure hPa; sea level temperature K; and the adiabatic lapse rate K m. is the molar weight of air, the acceleration due to gravity, and the gas constant, giving 0.03417 K m.

For further discussion see:

Stone, J., 2000. Air pressure and cosmogenic isotope production. *Journal of Geophysical Research* 106, pp. 23,753-23,759.

2007-11-13