Cloud Height Calculations
- View SourceHi all,
I am wondering if there is a simple formula for calculating cloud height. I
have come across these formulas but there looks to be an error to me:
cloudTemp = - 0.00984*cloudHeight + airTemp
cloudTemp = - 0.00182*cloudHeight + dewPoint
Another one is that cloud height is simply 125 times the difference between
air temp and dew point.
I would have thought though that cloud height would have to have pressure
factored in, which to the best of my knowledge it isn't in these formulas. I
don't think pressure is factored into dewpoint? If pressure is used somehow,
do you use absolute or relative, and this leads to - would there be any
adjustment based on altitude?
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