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Thermometer Hygrometer

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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A core strength of any weather station is its versatility, and by employing a thermometer hygrometer sensor, manufacturers insure that their product is imbued with a usefulness and usability that keeps it at the top of its class. All weather stations include a thermometer, but not all home weather stations contain hygrometers, despite their broad applicability.

The Usefulness of Thermometer Hygrometers

Hygrometers are devices that measure the amount of moisture, also called water vapor, in the air. Commonly referred to as humidity, knowing the amount of water vapor in the air is an important part of seeing the bigger picture in understanding the weather. By looking at the humidity, we can calculate the heat index, and gain a better understanding of how numerous forces collide and influence one another to produce weather.

Understanding humidity can also lead to more accurate irrigation methods. In the summertime, heat and humidity level can influence how much water plants need. Knowing how much water to give a plant can help the plant flourish, even in adverse conditions. For this same reason, thermometer hygrometer units are prefect for greenhouse applications.

Accurate knowledge of how weather forces combine to affect our lives is important in other arenas as well. Sommeliers know that temperature, water vapor, and air pressure can, if controlled properly, combine to make a great environment for aging wine. In the arena of professional automotive racing, too, weather stations that measure these factors can often calculate air density, and tune an automobile's carburetor.


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