I have written a number of applications that utilize the Atmosphere procedures.
- Build atmosphere tables in both US and SI units. This is also an
example of coding the same procedure in several different programming languages.
- Atmosphere Calculator.
This is a web application that lets you specify an altitude and velocity
(given as Mach number).
The static and dynamic properties of the standard atmosphere are calculated and displayed.
I encourage you to examine the source code for this app.
Note that the entire procedure is self-contained within the HTML file and
requires no external server.
- Trajectory of a baseball in ballparks
of different altitudes.
This is interesting because it answers the question of whether it is possible
to hit a baseball further in Denver than in a sea-level park.
- Falling spheres from high altitudes.
This is interesting because it
approximates the fall of a skydiver from very high altitudes.
This has been of great interest since the demonstration of attaining supersonic
speeds by a human in free fall.