A distribution law for free-tropospheric relative humidit y

  title={A distribution law for free-tropospheric relative humidit y},
  author={Steven C. Sherwood},
The probability distribution of local relative humidity R in the free troposphere is explored by comparing a simple theoretical calculation with observations from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS). The calculation is based on a parcel of ai r th t conserves its composition during diabatic subsidence, until it is resaturated by randomly entering a c onvectivesystem. This simple “advection-condensation” model of relative humidity predicts a probability… CONTINUE READING
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