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Air Pressure, Height and Temperature
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Tutorial
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-1998 Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Meteorology Department and Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon. All rights Reserved. The modules are copyrighted, but are otherwise provided free of charge. They may be freely reproduced for noncommercial use, provided that the copyright notices are retained.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-751
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Prof John W. Nielsen-Gammon
Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Contributor: Mr John Douglas Fulton
Sandia National Laboratories

Publisher: Prof John W. Nielsen-Gammon
Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences