Approximation of the Dew Point Temperature Using a Cost Effective Weather Monitoring System

E. Ukhurebor Kingsley *

Department of Physics, Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria and Department of Physics, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

O. Azi Samuel

Department of Physics, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

C. Abiodun Isaac

Department of Physics, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria and Department of Physics, Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Enoyoze Esosa

Department of Mathematics, Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

In this era of global warming, research in weather measurement and prognostications are becoming more and more pertinent; getting the latest weather information and taking the necessary precautions have become a major issue all over the world. Dew point temperature is an important weather parameter that is used in estimating rain, snow, dew, evapotranspiration, near-surface humidity, other meteorological parameters and applications. This research is aimed at approximating the dew point temperature (using a self designed cost effective weather monitoring system) from the measured temperature and relative humidity. The results from this research show that the temperature and relative humidity have a significant influence on the dew point temperature and it was in good conformity with data obtained from other sources. Thus, this study would help in mitigating climate-induced environmental disasters and also improve agricultural productivity.

Keywords: Climate, dew point temperature, prognostication, relative humidity, temperature, weather


How to Cite

Ukhurebor Kingsley, E., Azi Samuel, O., Abiodun Isaac, C., & Esosa, E. (2017). Approximation of the Dew Point Temperature Using a Cost Effective Weather Monitoring System. Physical Science International Journal, 14(3), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.9734/PSIJ/2017/32862

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