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How can an increase in relative humidity affect visibility

  1. Mar 19, 2017 #1
    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2017 #2

    BillTre

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    Certainly it can in the extreme.
    If relative humidity exceeds 100% then you will be getting condensation in the form of fog or rain which will reduce visibility.

    It would not surprise me if there is an effect at lower RH, but I don't know for sure.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2017 #3

    Astronuc

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    Relationship between Visibility and Relative Humidity, PM in terms of Hygroscopicity
    http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008AGUFM.A11E0177J

    Analysis of extinction properties as a function of relative humidity using a K-EC-Mie model in Nanjing
    http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/acp-2016-119/acp-2016-119.pdf
     
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