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muhca

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Is this a good Humidity calculator?
« on: 13/02/2008 11:09:30 »
Hi there

I need to accurately convert the dew point to relative humidity.
Do you think that the page I have come up with is the right one:

Cheers
« Last Edit: 25/03/2008 05:15:50 by Karen W. »

paul.fr

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Re: Is this a good Humidity calculator?
« Reply #1 on: 13/02/2008 11:26:07 »
Magnus formulae:

At a temperature t (in °C), the saturation vapour pressure ew(t), in pascals, over liquid water, is
ln ew(t) = ln 611.2 + (17.62 t)/(243.12+t)

(ew(t), is in pascals (Pa): 100 Pa = 1 millibar (mbar))

For the range -45 °C to +60 °C, values given by this equation have an uncertainty of less than ±0.6 percent of value, at the 95% confidence level.

Over ice, ei(t) is

ln ei(t) = ln 611.2 + (22.46 t)/(272.62+t)

For the range -65 °C to +0.01 °C, values given by this equation have an uncertainty of less than ±1.0 percent of value, at the 95% confidence level.

A more accurate but complex alternative formula for vapour pressure (in pascals) from dew point (in kelvin) is as follows for water

ln ew(T) = -6096.9385 T-1 + 21.2409642 - 2.711193×10-2 T + 1.673952×10-5 T2 + 2.433502 ln T

and for ice

ln ei(T) = -6024.5282 T-1 + 29.32707 + 1.0613868×10-2 T - 1.3198825×10-5 T2 - 0.49382577 ln T

But who can be bothered with all of that?
I prefer to use established government sites for such things, try these two links:
Relative Humidity Calculator
Measuring Humidity
« Last Edit: 13/02/2008 13:23:38 by paul.fr »

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