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Title: Relative Humidity in the Winter and Summer
Url: http://profhorn.aos.wisc.edu/wxwise/relhum/rhac.html
Publisher: University of Wisconsin--Madison. Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Description: This applet simulates what happens inside a house when the temperature and dew point change outside. The user of this applet has control over the outdoor values of the two thermometers (one for temperature and one for dew point). The relative humidity meter will instantly display the value for the outside. The user will learn that as the outdoor values are changed, the indoor environment is slower to change; and if the air is colder outside, the furnace will cycle on and off, keeping the house at approximately the value the thermostat was set to. The impact of activities on the indoor environment can also be observed.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Aqueous vapor -- Humidity. Hygrometry
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Temperature and radiation -- Atmospheric temperature -- Winter temperatures
GEM Subject: Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Dew point
Meteorology -- Humidity
Meteorology -- Seasons
Meteorology -- Temperature
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-02-11 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-02-02 16:19:17 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
Full Record Views: 63
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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