Dew Point

Dew point is the temperature to which air must be cooled to become saturated with water vapor. When further cooled, the airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid dew.

Latent Heat Flux

Latent heat is the energy absorbed or released during a phase change from a gas to a liquid or vice versa. Latent heat in the atmosphere is caused by water evaporating and condensing at higher altitudes.

Sensible Heat Flux

Sensible heat is the energy required to change the temperature of a substance with no phase change. The temperature change can come from the absorption of sunlight by the soil or the air itself. Or it can come from contact with the warmer air caused by release of latent heat (by direct conduction).

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