American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Statistical Analysis of Recent Changes in Relative Humidity in Jordan

Ahmed A. Abu-Taleb, Ameen J. Alawneh and Mahmoud M. Smadi

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2007.75.77

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 75-77

Abstract

This study examines recent changes in annual and seasonal relative humidity variations in Jordan. The analysis indicates an increasing trend in relative humidity at different stations. The analysis shows a significant increasing trend at Amman Airport Meteorological (AAM) station with a rate of increase 0.13% per year. These increasing trends are statistically significant during summer and autumn seasons. Finally, a major change point in the annual relative humidity occurred in 1979 at AAM station.

Copyright

© 2007 Ahmed A. Abu-Taleb, Ameen J. Alawneh and Mahmoud M. Smadi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.