Post by Zack Fradella on Mar 19, 2008 13:10:51 GMT -6
Exactly how does dew point, humidity, and temperature relate to each other ? Particularly in terms of direct and inverse proportionality.
I'd have to say the dew point and temperature are inversly proportional to the relative humidity since a higher temp lowers the RH and a lower temp increases the RH. However, the same can be said for the dew point and temperature because at night the temp falls as the DP increases till saturation occurs. On the other hand, during the day the DP decreases as the temperatures increases and the RH falls. Maybe that could be a jointly proportationality there.
Maybe that could be a jointly proportationality there.
Where did you come up with that question?
Taught high school science for 30 + years. We have a tendency to think in proportionalities when factors can influence each other. I should have asked what influence does each have on rain probability if any ? Also I have seen many here post dew points along with humidities and temperature. This indicated to me that there must be some sort of a relationship I am not aware of.
Post by Zack Fradella on Mar 19, 2008 16:29:20 GMT -6
They relate by...
Dew Point- The Temperature at which saturation occurs in the atmosphere. This indicates just how much moisture is in the atmosphere and the temperature at which it will saturate by turning to water droplets/vapor.
Temperature & Relative Humidity- The relative humidity is a percentage of the difference between the temperature and dew point. It is low when the difference between the DP & Temp is large and is high when they are close together. 100% RH is saturation and is when the DP and Temp are the same.
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