saturation mixing ratio

saturation mixing ratio

[‚sach·ə′rā·shən ′mik·siŋ ‚rā·shō]
(meteorology)
A thermodynamic function of state; the value of the mixing ratio of saturated air at the given temperature and pressure; this value may be read directly from a thermodynamic diagram.
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This rate is defined by a constant saturation mixing ratio.
Starting at the dewpoint at the surface, we parallel the saturation mixing ratio lines until crossing the magenta line.
The saturation mixing ratio describes how the dew-point changes within a rising parcel of unsaturated air.