Relative Humidity, definition of
- Relative Humidity
Relative humidity is a term used to describe the amount of water vapor in a mixture of air and water vapor. It is defined as the partial pressure
of water vapor in the air-water mixture, given as a percentage of the
saturated vapor pressure, under those conditions
The relative humidity
of air thus changes not only with respect to the absolute humidity
(moisture content) but also temperature and pressure, upon which the
saturated vapor pressure depends. Relative humidity is often used
instead of absolute humidity in situations where the rate of water
evaporation is important, as it takes into account the variation in
saturated vapor pressure.
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- TAO And TAO Again
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Impelled by my restless curiosity, I’ve returned to the TAO buoy dataset to investigate a claim by Dr. Ramanathan of a “super-greenhouse” effect. The TAO buoys are a number of moored buoys located across the Pacific....
- Heated worries? Be alerted about temperature and humidity
As many know, I create instrumentation and display systems that do a wide variety of weather monitoring tasks. Usually I focus on weather and climate measurement in situ. Now, I have something useful for alerting you to problems of mission … Continue...
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