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How is specific humidity value represented in a measurement?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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In respect to this, what is specific humidity measured in?
Specific humidity. Specific humidity, mass of water vapour in a unit mass of moist air, usually expressed as grams of vapour per kilogram of air, or, in air conditioning, as grains per pound.
Similarly, is specific humidity dependent on temperature? Specific humidity As temperature decreases, the amount of water vapor needed to reach saturation also decreases. As the temperature of a parcel of air becomes lower it will eventually reach the point of saturation without adding or losing water mass.
In this regard, what is relative humidity and how is it measured?
Relative humidity is a measure of the amount of moisture in the air relative to the total amount of moisture the air can hold. For instance, if the relative humidity was 50%, then the air is only half saturated with moisture. Warmer air can hold more moisture than colder air.
How does specific humidity vary with height?
You are probably most familiar with Relative Humidity, which reflects the percentage of saturation of the atmosphere. As you get higher in altitude, the atmosphere becomes thinner (less pressure). This means that the total amount of water vapor the atmosphere can potentially hold is decreased.