Methods to measure humidity

I have used hygrometer to measure the humidity. My colleague says we can measure humidity not one but in two ways. Which are those?

asked on 05 Apr 19Amy K Amy K
5 Answers
answered on 06 Apr 19

Your colleague is right. You can measure humidity in two ways. These are quite different from each other. One method is called specific humidity and another is called relative humidity.

Priyanshu Rathore Priyanshu Rathore
answered on 07 Apr 19

Amy, we can use specific or relative humidity methods to measure the humidity. specific humidity is the mass of water vapor present in a Kg mass of air whereas relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air in comparison to the maximum amount that could be present at that temperature.

Keerthi Gupta Keerthi Gupta
answered on 08 Apr 19

Which other tools can be used to measure the humidity?

Amy K Amy K
answered on 08 Apr 19

Well, you can either use twisted fiber hygrometers or psychrometers.

Mac Smith Mac Smith
answered on 09 Apr 19

Thank you all for the answers.

Rohini Singh Rohini Singh

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