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If you live in a humid environment, then you know that summer is not only hot, it is downright muggy. You can test the effect of humidity on temperature by measuring the temperature and humidity in your bathroom while running the shower. You can also use historical weather data to compare average seasonal temperatures in humid (e.g., Florida) and dry (e.g., Arizona) regions. How does humidity relate to temperature? Pressure? Why do humid environments tend to be coastal or tropical? How does humidity change depending upon your latitude? (FI, 2006; GLOBE, 2006; NCAR, 2006; NOAA, 2006; Unisys, 2006; Weather Underground, 2006; WMO, 2006)

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Science Buddies Staff. "Humidity and Weather." Science Buddies, 23 June 2020, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Weather_p017/weather-atmosphere/humidity. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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Science Buddies Staff. (2020, June 23). Humidity and Weather. Retrieved from https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Weather_p017/weather-atmosphere/humidity


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