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Calculates the corresponding temperature, density, and pressure based on the 1976 U.S. standard atmosphere, given the height.


	function stdatmus_z2tdp (
		z  : numeric   

	return_val  :  [3,[,...]]



A scalar or multi-dimensional array specifying the height values (units: m).

Return value

If z is a scalar, then a one-dimensional array of length 3 will be returned. Element (0) will contain the temperature [C]; (1) will contain the density [kg/m^3] and (2) will contain pressure [hPa (mb)]. If z is an array, then an array of the same size as p plus an additional leftmost dimension of length 3 is returned. The three elements are the same as just described. The type will be double if z is double, and float otherwise.


This function uses the software provided by NCAR's Data Support Section to compute temperature, density and height based on the 1976 U.S. standard atmosphere given height values. See the DSS's meteorological calculations link.

NOTE: Values not valid above 84852 meters.

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Example 1

   z   = 100   ; meters
   tdp = stdatmus_z2tdp(z)    ; ===> tdp(3) = (/ 14.35, 1.21328, 1001.29 /)
Example 2

   z   = (/0, 100, 500, 7500, 25000, 84000 /)
   tdp = stdatmus_z2tdp(z)    ; ===> tdp(3,6)