Polynomial Fits to Saturation Vapor-Pressure

Citation:
Flatau, PJ, Walko RL, Cotton WR.  1992.  Polynomial Fits to Saturation Vapor-Pressure. Journal of Applied Meteorology. 31:1507-1513.

Date Published:

Dec

Keywords:

formulation, ice, water

Abstract:

The authors describe eighth- and sixth-order polynomial fits to Wexler's and Hyland-Wexler's saturation-vapor-pressure expressions. Fits are provided in both least-squares and relative-error norms. Error analysis is presented. The authors show that their method is faster in comparison with the reference expressions when implemented on a CRAY-YMP.

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DOI:

10.1175/1520-0450(1992)031<1507:pftsvp>2.0.co;2