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Humidity Sensors

Title data

Sonntag, Dietrich ; Foken, Thomas ; Vömel, Holger ; Hellmuth, Olaf:
Humidity Sensors.
In: Foken, Thomas (ed.): Springer Handbook of Atmospheric Measurements. - Cham, Switzerland : Springer , 2021 . - pp. 209-241 . - (Springer Handbooks )
ISBN 978-3-030-52170-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52171-4_8

Official URL: Volltext

Abstract in another language

For measurements of atmospheric humidity, a variety of different techniques has been used in the past, such as hair hygrometers, polymer sensors, optical instruments, and also those based on thermodynamic properties of moist air. Current sensor technology is mostly based on the psychrometric method, dewpoint measurements, and optical measurements, as well as capacitive sensors. Of special interest are the psychrometric theory and the theory of optical measurements. Technical specifications, exposure recommendations, necessary maintenance associated with different methods, as well as methods of quality control and calibration are presented.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Humidity; Humidity units; Relative humidity; Hair hygrometer; Psychrometer; UV-hygrometer; IR-hygrometer; Dewpoint and frostpoint hygrometer; Capacitive hygrometer; Reference psychrometer
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Professor Micrometeorology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Foken
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 08:05
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 08:05
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/67779