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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  | I. A  | Okujagu  | C. U 
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