isothermal atmosphere[¦ī·sə¦thər·məl ′at·mə‚sfir]
An atmosphere in hydrostatic equilibrium, in which the temperature is constant with height and the pressure decreases exponentially upward. Also known as exponential atmosphere.
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A standard atmosphere in which the air is assumed to be dry and to have the same standard temperature of 10°C.
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