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Moist air

Air can be considered as a mixture of dry air and water vapour. Air that contains water vapour is called moist air, but the air?s humidity can vary within broad limits. Extremities are completely dry air and air saturated with moisture. The maximum water vapour pressure that air can hold increases with rising temperatures. A maximum water vapour pressure corresponds to each temperature. Air usually does not contain so much water vapour that maximum pressure is reached. Relative vapour pressure (also known as relative humidity) is a state between the actual partial vapour pressure and the saturated pressure at the same temperature. The dew point is the temperature when air is saturated with water vapour. Thereafter with a fall in temperature the condensation of water takes place. Atmospheric dew point is the temperature at which water vapour starts to condense at atmospheric pressure. Pressure dew point is the equivalent temperature with increased pressure. The following relation applies (right)->