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Standard Atmosphere

Weather

 


 

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International Standard Atmosphere

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Notes

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  • Earth's long-term average global temperature is 59°F (15°C)
  • The average decrease in temperature with altitude through the lowest 11 km (approx. 36,000 ft) is roughly 6.5°C per 1000 m (3.6°F or 2°C/1000 ft).
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References

Aeronautical Information Manual

Shein, Karsten, "Common Sense and Winter Flying," Professional Pilot, Nov 2011

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