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Saturation

Also: Saturation Vapor Pressure

A parcel of air at a given temperature is said to be saturated with water vapor at that temperature when the addition of any more water, or any decrease in temperature, will lead to condensation.

The water vapor pressure in the atmosphere at which saturation is achieved for a given temperature is called the Saturation Vapor Pressure.

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