Accession Number:

AD0291679

Title:

SUPPLEMENTAL ATMOSPHERES

Descriptive Note:

Research note

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Atmospheres typical of the tropics 15 degrees N, sub-tropics 30 degrees N, and mid-latitudes 45 degrees N were prepared as members of a family of atmospheres supplemental to the 1962 US Standard Atmosphere they provide information on latitudinal and seasonal changes in atmospheric structure up to 90 km. Temperature gradients for various segments are linear with geopotential height. Humidity is incorporated into the lowermost 10 km of each atmosphere. Figures and tables depict temperature, relative humidity, pressure, and density, The atmospheres are mutually consistent zonal wind profiles computed from the geostrophic wind equation at selected pressure heights compare favorably with existing rawinsonde and Meteorological Rocket Network wind observations.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE