The characteristics of the inner layer of the atmosphere, the troposphere, are determinant for Earth's life. In this experience we explore the first hundreds of meters using a smartphone mounted on a quadcopter. Both the altitude and the pressure are obtained using the smartphone's sensors. We complement these measures with data collected from the flight information system of an aircraft. The experimental results are compared with the International Standard Atmosphere and other simple approximations: isothermal and constant density atmospheres.
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May 01 2016
Exploring the atmosphere using smartphones
Phys. Teach. 54, 308–309 (2016)
Martín Monteiro, Patrik Vogt, Cecilia Stari, Cecilia Cabeza, Arturo C. Marti; Exploring the atmosphere using smartphones. Phys. Teach. 1 May 2016; 54 (5): 308–309. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4947163
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