This is a practical problem, no homework question.
I'd like to determine pressure (and O2 partial pressure) at altitude, yet following a more realistic real-world calc including measured data like relative humidity (RH) and temperature at that altitude, yet all I can find are more generic formulas accounting sealevel temperature and standard temperature lapse rate, which seem a less accurate approach given that I'd have to guess sealevel temperature while measuring RH and temperature at a certain height is direct rather than computed data.
Closest I can find is:
- sea level standard atmospheric pressure p0 = 101325 Pa
- sea level standard temperature T0 = 288.15 K
- Earth-surface gravitational acceleration g = 9.80665 m/s2.
- temperature lapse rate L = 0.0065 K/m
- universal gas constant R = 8.31447 J/(mol·K)
- molar mass of dry air M = 0.0289644 kg/mol
The Attempt at a Solution
- However both seem rather inaccurate to me since they assume dry air which luckily never occurs in realworld (moist air is surely less dense) and I can easily measure both RH and temperature at my altitude (and/or calculate dew point) rather than estimate them from sealevel temp and lapse rate.
I've found some online calculator/forms however I'm not skilled enough to read the sourcecode and get the equations from there.
Does the formula I'm looking for exist or it has to be put together from aviation books I'm not aware of?