Arden Buck equation
The Arden Buck equations are a group of empirical correlations that relate the saturation vapor pressure to temperature for moist air. The curve fits have been optimized for more accuracy than the Goff–Gratch equation in the range −80 to 50°C.
A set of several equations were developed, each of which is applicable in a different situation.
- , over liquid water, T > 0 °C
- , over ice, T < 0 °C
- Ps(T) is the saturation vapor pressure in kPa
- exp is the natural (i.e. base e exponential function
- T is the air temperature in degrees Celsius
- Buck 1981
- Buck, A. L. (1981), "New equations for computing vapor pressure and enhancement factor", J. Appl. Meteorol., 20: 1527–1532
- Buck (1996), Buck Research CR-1A User's Manual, Appendix 1. (PDF)
- Web Page listing various vapor pressure equations (for below 0°C)