2 Discussion Post Questions: Winter and Climate


Please answer both questions with a minimum of 180 words

1. I'm confused about relative humidity versus dew point. What is the difference between the two, and which is a better indicator of the amount of moisture in the air? Which is more closely related to how sticky the air feels? Why?

What role does humidity play in human comfort? Think about, for example, electric heat versus gas or air conditioning versus a swamp cooler.

2. Rain forests are normally located in the tropical climates, but there is a mid-latitude rain forest in the northwest continental U.S. How is this possible? Please explain the processes that are taking place. Do the mountain ranges that are parallel and relatively close to the shoreline play a important part in the process? If so, state why or why not.

Book: Title: Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
Edition: 11th
Author: Ahrens, C. D., & Henson, R.
ISBN-13: 978-1-305-11358-9





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