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Scale height — A parameter for characterizing atmosphere
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Scale height is a parameter used to describe how something fades away with increasing
distance. It is exclusively applied to atmospheres1 of terrestrial planets and
moons in this paper, but it is used in many other contexts, e.g., describing the distances
of various types of stars from the galactic disk.
2 It brings together diverse concepts such as
equilibrium, the ideal gas law, and the acceleration due to gravity to describe the extent
to which an atmosphere hugs its parent body.
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