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Density of Air in the Mesosphere?

  1. Jan 2, 2014 #1
    How is air density calculated?

    I can't seem to find any tables for the mesosphere.

    There are some calculators online that base it on height, but I'm not sure if they'll be accurate.
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  3. Jan 2, 2014 #2


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    Check out this page:

    http://www.atmosculator.com/The%20Standard%20Atmosphere.html? [Broken]
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  4. Jan 2, 2014 #3
    You use the ideal gas law ρ=(pM)/(RT). So you need to know the pressure and the temperature. Values of these are tabulated in the US Standard Atmosphere.
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