Global variation of sonic boom overpressure due to seasonal changes in atmosphere

Hirohi Yamashita, Shigeru Obayashi

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Global variations of sonic boom overpressure with the realistic atmospheric gradients was discussed. The atmosphericgradients were estimated by upper-air observational radiosonde data and simple N-wave were extrapolated through all seasonal atmospheric gradients without winds arround the world. Results demonstrated the sonic boom overpressure varieswith season and geographic posistion compared to that of standardatmospheric condition. the results also showed the tendencies of the global variation in overpressure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationState-of-the-Art and Perspectives, ISNA 2012 - 19th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


  • Atmospheric effects
  • Sonic boom


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