atmosphere

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atmosphere
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2010-12-02 23:04:16
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theory of flight exam
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  1. What is the makeup of the atmosphere?
    • Approx. 21 % Ox
    • 78% Ni
    • 1 % argon and other mixed gases
  2. three basic spheres
    troposphere, stratosphere, and ionosphere
  3. a. Where we fly
    b. 20,000- 65,000 ft
    c.The temperature decreases with altitude 4
    degrees/1000 ft
    troposphere
  4. a.30 miles- 160,000 miles
    b.the temperature
    increases with altitude from about -76 degrees C to -40 degrees C
    stratosphere
  5. a.160,000 miles- Space
    b.1st section’s temperature decreases
    from -93 degrees C
    c.2nd section’s temperature decreases
    from extreme colds
    ionsphere
  6. F+460
    F to Rankin conversion
  7. C+273.15
    Celsius to Kelvin conversion
  8. Pressure/Absolute Temperature
    density
  9. (t/f) Warmer air can hold more water which is why
    there is high humidity
    true
  10. (t/f) humid air is heavier
    false
  11. (t/f) Relative humidity increases as air density
    decreases
    false
  12. What is the ratio between water vapor (OH) and cool air (H2O)
    (OH) is (5/8) weight of H2O
  13. (t/f) wet air weighs more
    false, it weighs more when dry

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