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ESDU Challenge: Geopotential Height

Posted August 15, 2014 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta
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In this series from IHS ESDU, challenge questions will be posted for the community. Some questions may require calculations and others are general knowledge questions.

Here's this week's question:

An aircraft is flying at a geometric height of 10000 m at a geographic latitude of +10°. What is the geopotential height?

And the answer is:

9959 m. ESDU 77022 contains the relationship for calculating the geopotential height for a given geometric height and geographic latitude.


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08/15/2014 3:05 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geopotential_height

It does depend on the exact location on Earth too, doesnt it?

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08/18/2014 4:05 PM

I have no idea. What is the significance of geopotential height?

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08/19/2014 4:52 AM

Just a bit higher than the highest mountain available. Watch out for wind conditions.

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