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frost point

[′frȯst ‚pȯint]
(meteorology)
The temperature to which atmospheric moisture must be cooled to reach the point of saturation with respect to ice.

frost point

The temperature at which moist air must be cooled to just reach the condition of saturation with respect to a plane's ice surface. It is basically a dew point, except its value is below 0°C. See dew point.
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Shiotani, 2007: Tropical cirrus clouds near cold point tropopause under ice supersaturated conditions observed by lidar and balloon-borne cryogenic frost point hygrometer.
Measurements were made with both frost point hygrometer and mass loss techniques.
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