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Virtual Temperature

by Tim Brice and Todd Hall

 

 
 
Virtual Temperature
Enter your temperature and choose your units:  Degrees Fahrenheit:
Fahrenheit Celsius Kelvin ° F
Now enter your dewpoint and choose your units:  Degrees Celsius:
Fahrenheit Celsius Kelvin ° C
Finally enter you station pressure (not your altimeter setting): Degrees Kelvin:
in of mercury mm of mercury millibars (hPA) ° K

 

What is the virtual temperature and how is it calculated?