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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.14): Dew Point (Abbrev. DWPT)

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Dew Point (Abbrev. DWPT)

A measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation (assuming air pressure and moisture content are constant). A higher dew point indicates more moisture present in the air. It is sometimes referred to as Dew Point Temperature, and sometimes written as one word (Dewpoint).

FMI: http://w1.weather.gov/glossary/index.php?letter=d

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