Accession Number : AD0755394

Title :   COESA Task Group I Report on Proposed 50 to 100 km Revision to U. S. Standard Atmosphere 1962.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Cole,Allen E. ; Kantor,Arthur J.

Report Date : 27 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A proposed revision to U. S. Standard Atmosphere, 1962 developed by COESA Task Group I is presented for levels between 50 and 100 km. The proposed revision is based on rocket observations taken through 1971. It has a temperature-altitude profile that is approximately 10C colder the 1962 standard at 60 Km, nearly 20C warmer at 80 km, and 8C colder at 100 km. Densities associated with the proposed temperature-altitude profile are 8 to 9 percent lower than the 1962 standard at levels between 70 and 80 km and 10 to 20 percent greater at 90 and 100 km, respectively. Variations with latitude in the mean annual temperatures and densities are shown for levels between 50 and 100 km. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE MODELS, STANDARDS), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DENSITY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE