moist air

moist air

[′mȯist ′er]
(meteorology)
In atmospheric thermodynamics, air that is a mixture of dry air and any amount of water vapor.
Generally, air with a high relative humidity.
References in classic literature ?
The shot of a rifle loses its sharpness in the moist air, and its smoke moves in a tardy little cloud towards the green rise, coppice-topped, that makes a background for the falling rain.
He had shown symptoms of weakness in one of his lungs, and his medical advisers, seeing that he prospered in the dry atmosphere of France, warned him to be careful of breathing too soon the moist air of his own country.
And over all the sun shone huge and round and red, a monster sun above a monstrous world, its light dispersed by the humid air of Caspak--the warm, moist air which lies sluggish upon the breast of this great mother of life, Nature's mightiest incubator.
Then cool, dry air must rise from the ground and meet warm, moist air in the clouds.
The short heat wave is related to a high-pressure ridge moving into Oregon, keeping out cooling, moist air from the Pacific Ocean, according to the weather service.
However, in most instances there is clear daylight either above the truck or at the side of the dock leveller, perfect positions for warm moist air to sweep in and for cold dense drier air to fall out.
A Spanish plume is an injection of warm moist air into the UK from the Mediterranean.
Mountains play a vital role in influencing both regional and global weather, causing warm, moist air to rise, creating clouds and ultimately rain.
Twisters are formed when warm, moist air masses meet with cool air, creating instability in the atmosphere.
Sweden, May 20 -- Torrential rains, coupled with massive mudslides that wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka do not seem to be showing the much anticipated signs of abating, as a significant volume of moist air is heading towards the island from the West and the South West regions triggering off heavy rainfall.
Saturation for the denominator system is not possible at p and t and the system is no longer a moist air mixture .
The warning states: "The combination of moist air and strong winds will lead to some heavy rain at times, particularly persistent over high ground.