What units does a hygrometer measure in?


Hygrometers measure the amount of moisture or humidity in the air, but there are a number of different types of hygrometers, and they display their results in different ways. Most hygrometers display their readings in the amount of water in a given volume of air, making the units milliliters per cubic centimeter. Alternatively, some hygrometers measure relative humidity, which is expressed as a percentage with no units.

Dew point temperature is a measure of humidity, but it is reported in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius. For example, if the temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity is very high, the dew point may be 79 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that if the air cools just one degree, it is not able to hold the water it is already holding and water condenses from the air.

1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: what does a hygrometer measure
What Does a Hygrometer Measure?
A hygrometer measures the humidity, or moisture content, of the air in terms of the relative humidity. This reading helps determine the comfort level of a given air temperature. The air feels more comfortable in both cold weather and hot weather when the... More »
Difficulty: Easy
Source: www.ehow.com
Explore this Topic
The measurement of relative humidity and moisture content are scaled by psychrometers and hygrometers. psychrometers are basically two thermometers that measure ...
Water vapor is humidity which exists in the form of gas that cannot be seen. The hygrometer is an instrument that measures water vapor. Another instrument used ...
The use of wet and dry hygrometers are useful in measuring relative humidity. This information is useful in determining at what temperature the air is completely ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com