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specific humidity

the ratio of the mass of water vapor in air to the total mass of the mixture of air and water vapor. Unabridged
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  • The buoy observations of relative humidity and supporting data from the buoys were used to calculate specific humidity.
  • The moisture concentration in the air is measured as specific humidity.
British Dictionary definitions for specific humidity

specific humidity

the mass of water vapour in a sample of moist air divided by the mass of the sample
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