Absolute Humidity: Definition & Equation

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1. Absolute humidity is expressed as grams of moisture per cubic meter of air (g/m3). The maximum absolute humidity of warm air at 30 degrees C is approximately _____ grams of water vapor. The maximum absolute humidity of cold air at 0 degrees C , is approximately _____ g of water vapor.

2. With relative humidity, the maximum vapor pressure allows a certain volume of air to hold 100 kilograms of water. Supposed this volume of air is only holding _____ kilograms of water. The relative humidity would be _____ kilograms out of 100 kilograms, or _____%, because only 20% of the maximum vapor pressure is being used.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess how much you know about absolute humidity with this worksheet/quiz. Topics include an explanation of absolute humidity and several practice problems involving absolute humidity and relative humidity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key areas:

  • Finding the relative humidity in a practice problem
  • The notation for absolute humidity
  • Issues related to high and low humidity

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve absolute humidity practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately explain what absolute humidity is
  • Making connections - use your understanding of humidity to explain some of the issues related to humidity that's too high or too low

Additional Learning

You can learn more with the lesson named Absolute Humidity: Definition & Equation, which will cover the following:

  • Specific humidity
  • Example of absolute humidity
  • Air that's saturated with water vapor
  • What maximum vapor pressure is
  • Working with freezing point
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