Absolute Humidity - is it a good variable to measure humidity?

  • Consider a parcel of air that is rising and expanding

  • recall that absolute humidity = mass of H2O / volume

  • Q: does the amount of moisture in the parcel change as it rises??  ANSWER

  • Q: is the absolute humidity constant as the parcel rises??  ANSWER

  • So, is absolute humidity a good moisture variable??  ANSWER