Polytropic atmosphere

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polytropic atmosphere


The vertical distribution of pressure and temperature is given by
ams2001glos-Pe28
where p is the pressure, T the Kelvin temperature, g the acceleration of gravity, R the gas constant for air, and γ the environmental lapse rate, the subscript zeros denoting values at the earth's surface.

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