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Definitions:

  • QNH. The altimeter sub-scale setting to obtain elevation when on the ground.
  • QFE. The atmospheric pressure at aerodrome elevation (or at runway threshold).

(ICAO, e.g. Doc 4444: PANS-ATM and Doc 8168: PANS-OPS)