EXTENSION TABLES FOR THE U. S. STANDARD ATMOSPHERE, 1962, WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE CALCULATION OF GEOPOTENTIAL
GCA CORP BEDFORD MA GCA TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The need for both metric-unit and English-unit tables as a function of integral multiples of specific numbers of geopotential meters for altitudes above 90 kilometers has prompted a new set of calculations, which required the use of equations not specifically presented in the United States Standard Atmosphere, 1962. The development of these equations is discussed and the value of all constants employed are given. The calculations involve a transformation between geopotential and geometric altitude, and the development of an empirical analytical expression relating these quantities is presented. This empirical function yields results which differ by less than 0.1 meter at 700 km altitude, from those computed in an unspecified manner for the United States Standard Atmosphere, 1962.
- Atmospheric Physics