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Question

Differentiate between:

Relative humidity and Absolute humidity

Solution

S.No Relative Humidity Absolute Humidity
1 It is expressed as the percentage of water vapour present in the air to the vapour holding capacity of the atmosphere at same temperature and same volume. It is the measure of water vapour in 1 cu.m. of air.
2 It is affected by geographic location and temperature of a particular region. It is influenced by the land and water distribution on Earth as well as seasonal changes.
3 Relative Humidity is expressed in percentage. Absolute humidity is expressed in grams or kilograms per cubic metre.
4 It is subject to change with a change in the amount of water vapour. It remains relatively constant. It contains an absolute measure of moisture in the air.
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 Balbharati Solution for Balbharati Class 8 Geography (2019 to Current)
Chapter 3: Humidity and Clouds
Exercise | Q: 3.2 | Page no. 23
Solution Differentiate Between: Relative Humidity and Absolute Humidity Concept: Relative Humidity.
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