Virtual temperature

  • Virtual Temperature
  • The virtual temperature is the temperature a parcel which contains no moisture would have to equal the density of a parcel at a specific temperature and humidity.
Abstract from DBPedia
    In atmospheric thermodynamics, the virtual temperature of a moist air parcel is the temperature at which a theoretical dry air parcel would have a total pressure and density equal to the moist parcel of air.The virtual temperature of unsaturated moist air is always greater than the absolute air temperature, however, the existence of suspended cloud droplets reduces the virtual temperature.