Quick "Standard Atmosphere" Question
I realize that scientifically in the real world, a theoretical "standard atmosphere" is defined as having a temperature of 59-deg F and an air pressure of 29.92" at sea level.
When I run clear skies in FS2004, and then open up the user weather settings to change the values, these are what it will start at... so I know that simulator program recognizes this as a standard too.
However, the simulator also will display 41-deg F as the dew point temperature, when going into the user adjust weather menu for temp/pressure.
So am I to take this to mean that 41-deg F is also recognized in the scientific world as the "standard dew point" in a "standard atmosphere"? Or is that simply an arbitrary number that the makers of FS2004 placed in the pull down menu?
Is dew point temperature even taken into consideration as piece of data, when defining a "standard atmosphere"?
Last edited by b3burner; 06-16-2012 at 05:42 PM.
MSFS 2004 v9.1; Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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