A New Mean Reference Atmosphere for 25 to 500 km.
Air Force surveys in geophysics,
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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The model was prepared as part of the activities of the Committee on Space Research COSPAR panel on new reference atmospheres. It will be published as The Mean COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere 1972. The reference atmospheres aid in the design of aircraft, missiles and satellites. The Mean Atmosphere, provided for the altitude range 25 to 500 km, contains tables of temperature, density, and pressure for the whole range. Composition major constituents and some minor constituents is given for the range 75 to 500 km. The model represents mean annual and solar cycle conditions for latitudes near 30 degrees. Author
- Atmospheric Physics