ERIC Number: EJ1100306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Exploring the Atmosphere Using Smartphones
Monteiro, Martin; Vogt, Patrik; Stari, Cecilia; Cabeza, Cecilia; Marti, Arturo C.
Physics Teacher, v54 n5 p308-309 May 2016
The characteristics of the inner layer of the atmosphere, the troposphere, are determinant for Earth's life. In this experience we explore the first hundreds of meters using a smartphone mounted on a quadcopter. Both the altitude and the pressure are obtained using the smartphone's sensors. We complement these measures with data collected from the flight information system of an aircraft. The experimental results are compared with the International Standard Atmosphere and other simple approximations: isothermal and constant density atmospheres.
Descriptors: Earth Science, Physics, Handheld Devices, Science Equipment, Measurement Equipment, Data Collection, Science Experiments
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