Scale height

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Term: Scale height

The height within which some parameter, such as pressure or density, decreases by a factor of e. For example, an atmospheric scale height of 100 km means that the value at 100 km is 1/e the value at the surface.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan