The Standard Atmosphere

Questions you should be able to answer!

  • What are pressure, temperature, and density?
  • What is Mach number?
  • Use the state equation to relate different air properties
  • How does the temperature change with altitude?
  • How does gravity affect the air pressure?
  • Differentiate between pressure altitude, temperature altitude, density altitude, and real altitude!
  • Given certain air state, find the altitude of the aircraft
03 Fundamental Thoughts
04 The Standard Atmosphere

Gravitation and Altitude


Hydrostatic Equation

Pressure Variation

TU Delft Lectures