ALIEN – ALtitude Imaging Entering Near-space

May 3, 2010

High Altitude » ALIEN-1: External Temperature vs Altitude

ALIEN-1: External Temperature vs Altitude

ALIEN-1: External Temperature vs Altitude

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ALIEN-1: External Temperature vs Altitude
This is the external temperature recorded (y) while we were at a certain altitude (x).
We visited each altitude twice (once up, once down), hence the dual lines. The bottom was from our descent.

2 Comments »

  1. It is 20 degress at 30k ??

    Comment by boran — February 1, 2011 @ 05:40

    • At high altitude, I believe, there is so little air to conduct/convect away the heat from the sun’s radiation that it actually gets quite warm.

      Comment by Daniel Richman — February 1, 2011 @ 21:21


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