Accession Number : AD0757483

Title :   A New Mean Reference Atmosphere for 25 to 500 km.

Descriptive Note : Air Force surveys in geophysics,

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

Personal Author(s) : Champion,K. S. W. ; Schweinfurth,R. A.

Report Date : 02 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE MODELS, STANDARDS), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DENSITY, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, NITROGEN, OXYGEN, ARGON, HELIUM, TABLES(DATA), IONOSPHERE, MAGNETOSPHERE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE