Thin Atmosphere

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A Thin Atmosphere is a atmosphere with a standard oxygen/nitrogen mix, which is breathable without assistance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An atmosphere rated as Thin has a mean surface pressure ranging from 0.43 atm to 0.70 atm.

Surface Pressure & Water Properties[edit]

Surface Pressure & Water Properties
Surface
pressure
Boiling point
of water
0.43 atm 77.5°C
0.55 atm 84°C
0.7 atm 90°C

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

At altitudes above 2,500 meters on Terra, the air pressure drops to around 0.70 that of sea level. This is equivalent to the IISS Scout Code atmosphere type of Thin. Sophonts who are not adapted to such conditions can suffer from altitude sickness, with headaches, nausea, extreme tiredness, breathlessness and body pain. Associated high blood pressure can cause complications for pregnant women. [1]

References & contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Paul Elliott. The Universal World Profile (Zozer Games, 2016), 14.