Temperature and Relative Humidity...Part 2

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Date: 
1997
Volume: 
9
Number: 
6
Tip Category: 
Evaporative cooling

Last month’s Poultry Housing Tips discussed the relationship between outside temperature and relative humidity. Namely, as outside temperature increases, relative humidity decreases. Since relative humidity decreases as air temperature increases, the amount of cooling a pad or fogging system will produce increases throughout the day as temperatures climb. Weather data for two locations in Georgia (Athens in North Georgia, and Alma in Southeast Georgia) during the summer of 1993 and 1994 were used for the purpose of illustrating the relationship between temperature and relative humidity during warm weather.