humidity mixing ratio

The weight of water vapor per unit weight of dry air.

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  • Mixing ratio — In chemistry and physics, the dimensionless mixing ratio is defined as the abundance of one component of a mixture relative to that of all other components. The term can refer either to mole ratio or mass ratio.[1] Mole ratio In atmospheric… …   Wikipedia

  • mixing ratio — As it pertains to meteorology, it is the ratio by weight of the amount of water vapor in a volume of air to the amount of dry air, expressed as grams per kilogram (parts per thousand parts by weight). Higher values of the mixing ratio imply a… …   Aviation dictionary

  • mixing ratio — the ratio of the mass of water vapor in the air to the mass of the dry air, a measure of atmospheric humidity. Cf. absolute humidity, dew point, relative humidity, specific humidity. * * * …   Universalium

  • mixing ratio — the ratio of the mass of water vapor in the air to the mass of the dry air, a measure of atmospheric humidity. Cf. absolute humidity, dew point, relative humidity, specific humidity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Humidity — is the amount of water vapor in the air. In daily language the term humidity is normally taken to mean relative humidity. Relative humidity is defined as the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor in a parcel of air to the saturated vapor… …   Wikipedia

  • Humidity —   A measure of the moisture content of air; may be expressed as absolute, mixing ratio, saturation deficit, relative, or specific.   ***   The moisture content of air. Relative humidity is the ratio of the amount of water vapor actually present… …   Energy terms

  • specific humidity — the ratio of the mass of water vapor in air to the total mass of the mixture of air and water vapor. Cf. mixing ratio, absolute humidity, dew point, relative humidity. * * * ▪ meteorology       mass of water vapour in a unit mass of moist air,… …   Universalium

  • relative humidity — the amount of water vapor in the air, expressed as a percentage of the maximum amount that the air could hold at the given temperature; the ratio of the actual water vapor pressure to the saturation vapor pressure. Abbr.: RH, rh Also called… …   Universalium

  • absolute humidity — noun : the amount of vapor actually present in the air usually expressed in grams per cubic meter or grains per cubic foot * * * the mass of water vapor present in a unit volume of moist air. Cf. dew point, mixing ratio, relative humidity,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • specific humidity — noun : the mass of water vapor per unit mass of moist air * * * the ratio of the mass of water vapor in air to the total mass of the mixture of air and water vapor. Cf. mixing ratio, absolute humidity, dew point, relative humidity …   Useful english dictionary

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