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The interior of a Stevenson screen showing a motorized psychrometer

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psychro- +‎ -meter.

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psychrometer (plural psychrometers)

  1. (meteorology) Any of several instruments used to measure the relative humidity of the atmosphere; especially a wet-and-dry-bulb hygrometer.
    • 1982 July, Ray W. Brown, Dale L. Bartos, A Calibration Model for Screen-caged Peltier Thermocouple Psychrometers, United States Department of Agriculture: Forest Service, Research Paper INT-293, page 2,
      Gross adjustment of the model using a small number of well controlled calibration measurements would suffice to make the model applicable to any new psychrometer or group of psychrometers.
    • 2007, N. J. Livingston, G. Clarke Topp, 71: Soil Water Potential, M. R. Carter, E. G. Gregorich (editors), Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis, 2nd Edition, Canadian Society of Soil Science, Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), page 976,
      Psychrometers have two main components: the porous cup with its contained sensing and reference junctions and the instrument for generating the electrical current and measuring the psychrometer output.
    • 2008, Ross Montgomery, Robert McDowall, Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Elsevier, page 132,
      An aspirated psychrometer combines low cost with the fundamental measurement principle of wet- and dry-bulb readings.

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