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Air Density and Baseball
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Tools:
    • Calculation / Conversion
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-018
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Applets for Atmospheric Science Education'
This resource is based on
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Prof Steve Ackerman
SSEC/CIMSS University of Wisconsin-Madison

Author: Mr Tom Whittaker
SSEC/CIMSS University of Wisconsin-Madison