Air Density and Baseball

Steve Ackerman, Tom Whittaker, SSEC/CIMSS University of Wisconsin-Madison, SSEC/CIMSS University of Wisconsin-Madison

This applet demonstrates how altitude impacts the distance a fly ball travels in a ballpark. Users choose a city (altitude), ball speed, and angle of departure with respect to the ground, and the program depicts the ball's trajectory.

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Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)