How many miles (or how many hours/days) does air have to travel over the ocean to reach maximum humidity or carry the maximum amount of water it would hold at typical humidity assuming a wind speed of roughly 10 miles per hour?
I understand the typical humidity to be roughly 80% over the oceans. I have a fantasy world with its own landmasses and I'm trying to be able to figure out the climate based on temperature, wind direction and rainfall at different latitudes.
Take North Africa versus the same Latitude in China. At 30 degrees latitude you don't always get a desert climate. If the wind can travel over water it will bring in some rainfall but I'm trying to understand how much depending on the answer to the above question.