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2.3: Standard atmosphere

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    The International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) is an atmospheric model of how the pressure, temperature, density, and viscosity of the Earth’s atmosphere change over a wide range of altitudes. It has been established to provide a common reference for the atmosphere consider standard (with an average solar activity and in latitudes around 45N). This model of atmosphere is the standard used in aviation and weather studies. The temperature of air is a function of the altitude, given by the profiles established by the International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) in the different layers of the atmosphere. The reader is referred, for instance, to Anderson [1] and Franchini and García [2] for a deeper insight.

    2.3: Standard atmosphere is shared under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Manuel Soler Arnedo via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.

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