(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Compute the maximum amount of water vapor per unit volume that air can hold at the surface, where Ts = 288 K, and at a height of 10 km where T = 220 K. Express your answers in kg m-3.

2. Relevant equations

[itex]e_{s}=Ae^{\beta T}[/itex]

[itex]e=\rho _{v}R_{v}T[/itex]

3. The attempt at a solution

Since saturation occurs when e=[itex]e_{s}[/itex], I figured I would set the two equations equal to each other. However, solving for [itex]\rho _{v}[/itex] doesn't work... The units don't work out, and I get a really large number... I feel like I have to somehow relate this to the total pressure of the air, but I'm unsure how to go about this.

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# Homework Help: Calculating maximum amount of water vapor per unit volume

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