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Natural Humidifier

08 Apr 2009 06:20 AM
The featured graph is a time series of water mixing ratio (a measure of the amount of water in the air) for two sites in Iowa on Tuesday. Iowa Falls experienced snow melt, while Charles City had no snow cover. Melting snow humidifies the air as it changes from a solid to liquid and/or gas. The remaining snow is expected to melt today before our next storm system arrives bringing just rain this time.

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