- Oct 5, 2019
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- State of Jefferson
And again, a confusion between absolute and relative humidity.
Well .. the confusion is on your part ... absolute humidity is constant throughout this particular adiabatic process ... what we observe is very very close to the Ideal Gas Law when both mass and volume are held constant ... and increases in RH as pressure decreases can be calculated from the adiabatic lapse rate ... up to and including 100% RH ... mass and absolute humidity are constant up to this point ...
Further pressure decreases forces the water vapor out of the air and into it's liquid state ... while it's RH is constant (= 100%) and absolutely humidity decreases ... the greater the mass of water vapor to begin with (because of higher surface temperatures), the greater mass of liquid water in the atmosphere ... more clouds ...
Maybe instead of just saying the logic is wrong ... go ahead and point to the specific step that is in error ... like real scientists do for each other ...