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Encyclopedia > Absolute humidity

Absolute humidity is the mass of water vapor in a given volume of air or gas, expressed by weight and usually measured in grams per cubic meter, though grains per cubic foot has also been used in the United States. It may also be measured as the partial pressure of the water vapor.


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  • National Science Digital Library - Absolute Humidity (http://www.nsdl.arm.gov/Library/glossary.shtml#absolute_humidity)

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AllRefer.com - humidity (Weather And Climate: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia (402 words)
Humidity is measured by means of a hygrometer.
Thus cold air, while its moisture content is necessarily quite low (low absolute humidity), may be almost saturated with respect to the maximum amount of water vapor it is capable of holding (high relative humidity).
Conversely, hot air attended by high relative humidity "feels" warmer than it actually is because of an increased conduction of heat to the body combined with a lessening of the cooling effect afforded by evaporation.
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