sling psychrometer

sling psychrometer
An instrument used to measure the amount of water vapor or relative humidity in the air. It is a combination of wet- and dry-bulb thermometers mounted on a frame with a handle that allows it to be swung around to permit air to move across the psychrometer. See psychrometer.

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