Uncertainties in derived temperature-height profiles
- Minzner, R. A.
- Sep 1, 1974.
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- Nomographs were developed for relating uncertainty in temperature T to uncertainty in the observed height profiles of both pressure p and density rho. The relative uncertainty delta T/T is seen to depend not only upon the relative uncertainties delta P/P or delta rho/rho, and to a small extent upon the value of T or H, but primarily upon the sampling-height increment Delta h, the height increment between successive observations of p or delta. For a fixed value of delta p/p, the value of delta T/T varies inversely with Delta h. No limit exists in the fineness of usable height resolution of T which may be derived from densities, while a fine height resolution in pressure-height data leads to temperatures with unacceptably large uncertainties.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19750007150., Accession ID: 75N15222., X-911-74-270., and NASA-TM-X-70809.
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