The relationship between relative humidity and the dewpoint temperature in moist air - A simple conversion and applications

@article{Lawrence2005TheRB,
  title={The relationship between relative humidity and the dewpoint temperature in moist air - A simple conversion and applications},
  author={M. Lawrence},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={86},
  pages={225-233}
}
  • M. Lawrence
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
The relative humidity (RH) and the dewpoint temperature (td) are two widely used indicators of the amount of moisture in air. The exact conversion from RH to td, as well as highly accurate approximations, are too complex to be done easily without the help of a calculator or computer. However, there is a very simple rule of thumb that can be very useful for approximating the conversion for moist air (RH > 50%), which does not appear to be widely known by the meteorological community: td… Expand
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