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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The remaining line on the Skew-T / log (p) chart is the saturation mixing ratio. The saturation mixing ratio describes how the dew-point changes within a rising parcel of unsaturated air.