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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A rule proposed by Toussaint for the [[linear]] decrease of [[temperature]] with  height in an [[atmosphere]] for which the temperature at [[mean sea level]] is 15&#x000b0;C.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is given by  <div class="display-formula"><blockquote>[[File:ams2001glos-Te39.gif|link=|center|ams2001glos-Te39]]</blockquote></div> where ''t'' is the temperature in degrees Celsius and ''z'' is the geometric height in meters above mean  sea level. Toussaint's formula is used to determine temperature below 11 000 m in the [[ICAO  Standard Atmosphere]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A rule proposed by Toussaint for the [[linear]] decrease of [[temperature]] with  height in an [[atmosphere]] for which the temperature at [[mean sea level]] is 15&#x000b0;C.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It is given by  <div class="display-formula"><blockquote>[[File:ams2001glos-Te39.gif|link=|center|ams2001glos-Te39]]</blockquote></div> where ''t'' is the temperature in degrees Celsius and ''z'' is the geometric height in meters above mean  sea level. Toussaint's formula is used to determine temperature below 11 000 m in the [[ICAO Standard Atmosphere|ICAO  Standard Atmosphere]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 18:07, 25 April 2012



Toussaint's formula

A rule proposed by Toussaint for the linear decrease of temperature with height in an atmosphere for which the temperature at mean sea level is 15°C.

It is given by
ams2001glos-Te39
where t is the temperature in degrees Celsius and z is the geometric height in meters above mean sea level. Toussaint's formula is used to determine temperature below 11 000 m in the ICAO Standard Atmosphere.


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