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Aerostatics is the study of gases that are not in motion. The corresponding study of gases in motion is called aerodynamics. It is a subfield of fluid statics.
Aerostatics studies density allocation, especially in air. One of the applications of this is the barometric formula.
An aerostat is a lighter than air craft, such as an airship or balloon, which uses the principles of aerostatics to float.
Fields of study:
Atmospheric pressure fluctuation,
Composition of mountain air,
Cross-section of the atmosphere,
Gas diffusion in soil,
Kinetic theory of gases,
Partial pressures in gas mixtures,
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