# specific humidity saturation deficit in air

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Also known as SHD, specific_humidity_saturation_deficit_in_air

Date created: 2021-05-21
Date modified: 2022-02-01

Parameter Type

##### Definition

The amount by which the water vapor in the air must be increased to achieve saturation without changing the environmental temperature and pressure. The saturation deficit may be expressed in terms of a vapor pressure deficit, an absolute humidity deficit, or a relative humidity deficit.

##### source

glossary.ametsoc.org

SHD

##### note

SHD is the abbreviation for the variable specified by OzFlux (http://ozflux.org.au/portal/docs/VariableNamesandDefinitions.pdf).

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