Complete 1976 Standard Atmosphere

Calculates Temperature, Pressure, Density, Speed of Sound, Gravity, Dynamic/Kinematic Viscosity, k,


Updated 15 Jan 2007

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This is a complete model of the 1976 US standard atmosphere model with valid data between sea level and 1000 km. This set of functions returns Temperature, Pressure, Density, Speed of Sound, Gravity, Dynamic and Kinematic Viscosity, Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity, Gas Number Density at desired altitudes. Ability to convert to English Units as desired.

Values DO differ by less than 1% due to different integration technique and should be closer to the actual values of the integrals described in the 1976 U.S. Standard Atmosphere

atmo.m-main program

atmo_compo.m-Gas composition for upper atmosphere program

atmo_p.m-Pressure Computation Program

atmo_temp.m-Temperature Computation Prgram

f_n.m-Gas Composition Integral Program

int_tau.m-Tau integral for Hydrogen

tester.m-Runs atmo.m code for complete atmosphere and does plots for each of the variables

Comments and errors are welcome

Cite As

Brent Lewis (2023). Complete 1976 Standard Atmosphere (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Version Published Release Notes

Corrected to allow compatability with version Matlab 6.5R13-Thanks to Rich (Give this man a job) Rieber