Low level humidity – ingredient for cloud formation (convection, fog)


Ivan Smiljanić (EUMETSAT) shows how the current MSG satellites can see low-level moisture and how does the moisture affect the weather.


High humidity in the air, close to the ground, could make you feel soggy in the summer but otherwise you won’t notice it. So why is it important to know all about it – is there a lot or very little moisture, where is it, what are dynamics of the moisture field? Well, moisture is really a key ingredient for many features in the atmosphere that can affect our daily lives to a high degree, from thunderstorm clouds to a fog or rime. In this session we will see how water vapour becomes a fuel for features in atmosphere to form, through a few real examples.


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