Accession Number:

ADA030740

Title:

Monthly Midlatitude Atmospheres, Surface to 90 KM

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-23

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Sets of mean monthly Reference Atmospheres that reflect the seasonal changes in the vertical distributions of temperature, pressure, and density at altitudes up to 90 km are presented for latitudes 30 deg N and 45 deg N. Estimates of the magnitude of the diurnal, day-to-day, and spatial variability of temperature and density are included for altitudes above 20 km. Special attention is given to the distribution of atmospheric density since density is the atmospheric property of most concern to aerospace designers and engineers. This report is part of a comprehensive effort to develop sets of mean monthly atmospheric models, surface to 90 km, for 15 deg intervals of latitude from pole to equator. The research is being performed to help satisfy the many requests that have been received from Air Force engineers and designers for information on the time and space variability of atmospheric density and temperature at altitude up to 90 km.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE