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How to calculate sound speed in atmosphere?

  1. May 8, 2017 #1

    kkk

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    Hello. Just wondering how to calculate the sound speed in the atmosphere if I have temperature and pressure from the surface and all the way up to thermosphere?
     
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  3. May 8, 2017 #2

    davenn

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    hi there
    welcome to PF :smile:

    what reading have you done so far to find the formula to use ?
     
  4. May 8, 2017 #3

    kkk

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    hello, and thank you for answering me.

    I have read different articles, but can't find formula depending on pressure and temperature? I know how to calculate the effective sound speed, but not the the just the sound speed.
     
  5. May 8, 2017 #4

    davenn

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    I googled .... calculating speed of sound in the atmosphere .... which is what your Q was
    got lots of hits and formula

    Hint ... density plays a big part :wink:
     
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