Importance of Moisture

Moisture in the air creates more hazards during flight than any other weather phenomenon. Moisture generally refers to the presence of water, often in trace amounts. Water in the atmosphere is measured by relative humidity and dew point accompanied by a temperature dew point spread.

Moisture is also sometimes used to refer to the liquid form of solvents other than water, especially when present in a solid. Moisture in percentage amounts is monitored as a specification in commercial food production.

The moisture content is often an important aspect of various foodstuffs including cheese and many dried goods such as tea where excess  moisture can promote bacterial growth, decay, molding, or rotting over time.

Importance of Moisture
Importance of Moisture

Excessive moisture is usually undesirable and can also cause rot in wood or other organic material, corrosion in metals, and electrical short circuits. Many home and business owners go to great pains to prevent these effects. Many products are sold to prevent this. Some foodstuffs and other packaged products come with dessicators, often made of silicon oxide, to absorb moisture. Moisture analysis covers a variety of methods for measuring moisture content in both high level and trace amounts in solids, liquids, or gases. There are many applications where trace moisture measurements are necessary for manufacturing and process quality assurance.

Moisture problems inside the home can originate from problems both indoors and out. Two types of moisture problems Insufficient and condensation.

When warm, moist air comes into contact with a surface that is too cold, moisture condenses. The water and frost that you see collecting on windows is a visible example. Insufficient moisture in the air can cause dry nasal passages, increased respiratory problems and excessive static electricity in clothing and carpets. Excessive humidity can cause a number of undesirable conditions some obvious, but others not always evident or visible. Humidifiers or vaporizers will add moisture to the air when it’s too dry. Condensation may also be collecting in your attic and inside the exterior walls. Condensation will begin to appear at this temperature. This is why air coming in contact with a colder surface, such as a glass of ice water or cold window, will deposit water droplets on this surface. Little moisture in the home can cause dryness of the nose and respiratory systems, while too much moisture in the home contributes to numerous health impacts, health hazards, and structural home damage. Asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illness are the main health impacts to children and other residents of homes with excessive moisture. Excessive moisture also causes or contributes to other hazards to human health such as mold, cockroaches, dust mites, and peeling lead paint.


Importance of moisture buffering for indoor climate and energy conditions of buildings. Another importance of moisture content of pollen used in controlled crosses for douglas fir. Some of the mechanisms contributing to acoustic backscatter measured using an active, vertically pointing echosonde (acoustic sounder) mounted aboard ship in the tropical Atlantic. Importance of moisture balance at the wound dressing interface and significance of achieving the correct moisture balance neither too moist nor too dry at the wound dressing interface and discusses the importance of using new dressing formats designed with this in mind. Soil moisture is commonly defined as the amount of water contained in a unit volume of soil.

The retention of moisture, or water, in the soil and the attendant runoff from naturally occurring. Soil moisture affects the transfer of moisture (remember that water vapor is a gas and one that can transport heat) into the atmosphere. Dry soil can contribute little to no moisture; saturated and süper saturated soils can contribute lots. So much, in fact, that large land surfaces that become flooded can create their own closed loop as the evaporated moisture forms local clouds that continue to add to the system via continuing precipitation. Soil moisture is a key component in the land surface schemes in global climate models because it is linked to evaporation and thus to the distribution of heat fluxes from the land to the atmosphere.