Air Pressure, Height and Temperature

John Nielsen-Gammon, John Fulton, John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories, Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

This undergraduate meteorology tutorial uses the balancing of gravity/centrifugal forces and the vertical pressure gradient with the ideal gas law to explain how pressure, temperature, and height are related in the atmosphere.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Air pressure, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: AtmosphereKeywords: hydrostatic equation, density