International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Meteorology Science | Nigeria | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014


Comparative Impact Assessment of Wet-Bulb Potential Temperature and Equivalent Potential Temperature on Precipitable Water in Nigeria

Udo [80] | I. A [59] | Okujagu [2] | C. U [14]


Abstract: Mean annual surface temperatures were determined using a ten year surface maximum and minimum temperatures for twenty eight locations in Nigeria. The results were then used to read off the values of wet-bulb potential temperature; equivalent potential temperature and mixing ratio by following pseudo-adiabatic chart from condensation level; 500mb to 1000mb level. Two of the aforementioned read off parameters: wet-bulb potential temperature and equivalent potential temperature were then used to estimate precipitable water values respectively while one of the parameters; mixing ratio was used to calculate for precipitable water. With reference to calculated precipitable water; the impact of wet-bulb potential temperature and equivalent potential temperature on precipitable water was compared. The comparison shows that wet-bulb potential temperature gives excellent impact on precipitable water than equivalent potential temperature in many locations.


Keywords: Condensation, Equivalent Potential Temperature, Mixing Ratio, Precipitable Water, Wet bulb Potential Temperature


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,


Pages: 157 - 163

Comparative Impact Assessment of Wet-Bulb Potential Temperature and Equivalent Potential Temperature on Precipitable Water in Nigeria


How to Cite this Article?

Udo, I. A, Okujagu, C. U, "Comparative Impact Assessment of Wet-Bulb Potential Temperature and Equivalent Potential Temperature on Precipitable Water in Nigeria", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=20131813, Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014, 157 - 163, #ijsrnet

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