GEOPOTENTIAL - GEOMETRIC ALTITUDE RELATIONS.
GCA CORP BEDFORD MASS GCA TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The influence of the acceleration of gravity on atmospheric properties varies with latitude and with altitude as the acceleration of gravity similarly varies with these parameters. One method for normalizing the variation of atmospheric properties with respect to the variation of the acceleration of gravity is to express the values of the atmospheric properties as a function of geopotential. The relationships between geopotential and geometric altitude are then used to apply the atmospheric data to the proper altitudes at any particular latitude. Tables of such relationships for altitudes from 0 to 1000 km for latitudes from 0 to 90 degrees are presented. Author
- Atmospheric Physics