cloud altitude calculator
Cloud Altitude Calculator

  Select a Temperature Unit:
  Select a distance unit:
1. Enter the Air Temperature (A)
2. Enter the Dew Point (D)
3. Estimated cloud altitude
4. Estimated cloud temperature

This calculator is based on the assumption that the air temperature drops 9.84 degrees C per 1000 m of altitude and the dewpoint drops 1.82 degrees C per 1000 meters altitude. The following formulas must be solved to estimate cloud height and temperature:

cloudTemp = - 0.00984*cloudHeight + airTemp
cloudTemp = - 0.00182*cloudHeight + dewPoint

All Temps in degrees C, all distances in meters

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