kenzie earth 8 - Notes- Lecture Humidity Humidity refers to...

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Notes- Lecture Humidity Humidity refers to ________ water vapor ________________ in the air The amount of water vapor air can hold depends mainly upon the ________ temperature _________ of the air. The warmer the air, the more water vapor it can hold. The cooler the air, the less it can hold. Relative humidity : the amount of water vapor that is _in__ the air compared to the maximum amount of water the air ________is able to hold________ at a given temperature . Specific humidity : ______the actual mass____________ of water vapor in the air at any specified temperature. Saturation : ___100% humidity_____. The air is holding all the water vapor it possibly can at that given temperature. Any more water vapor added to the air – or any cooling of the air – will result in some of the water vapor condensing out. Dew Point : The _____ temperature ________ at which a mass of air becomes saturated and __condensation______ occurs forming water droplets Daily patterns of relative humidity : Relative humidity is highest at ___ dawns _______, when air temperatures are lowest. This is why we so often have __ morning dew _____________. Relative humidity is lowest in the ________ late afternoon ___ when air temperatures are highest. Seasonal Patterns of relative humidity:
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course ASTR 1101 taught by Professor Mcgimsey during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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