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evapotranspiration

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The combined processes of evaporation, sublimation, and transpiration of the water from the earth's surface into the atmosphere.
  • n. The total amount of water transferred from the earth to the atmosphere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The transfer of water from the surface of the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation, sublimation and transpiration

Etymologies

evapo(ration) and transpiration.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
evaporation + transpiration (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Aquatic weeds use more water in evapotranspiration than is lost by evaporation from the equivalent area of open water.

    Lake Chapala: Can Mexico's largest lake be saved?

  • The researchers also used the satellite to estimate "evapotranspiration" - the evaporation of water from soil and the transpiration or use of water by plants - to learn more about how defoliation of tamarisk affects water use.

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  • Outdoor irrigation accounts for up to 50 percent of water use in Florida, and up to 50 percent of the water applied to lawns is lost to what SFWMD calls "evapotranspiration" -- the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the earth's land surface to the air

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  • Mackenzie Back aChange in river runoff is presented as the net change (mm/yr) in precipitation minus evapotranspiration, which is equivalent to total basin runoff (km3/yr) divided by the area (km2) of the drainage basin.

    Freshwater discharge in the Arctic

  • Transpiration is commonly measured in combination with evaporation, which is referred to as evapotranspiration (ET).

    5. How plants live and grow

  • Rising air currents take the vapor up into the atmosphere, along with water from evapotranspiration, which is water transpired from plants and evaporated from the soil.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • In a process called evapotranspiration, trees draw water from their roots and then

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Two components of the water cycle are generally recognized: “blue water” is all water that is controlled by physical processes, including evaporation, and “green water” is water that is influenced by biological processes such as evapotranspiration by vegetation.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Wetlands and Water~ Wetlands and Water~ Ecosystems and Human Well-being

  • Within the cycle are various shortcuts, such as evapotranspiration from vegetation and direct evaporation from soil.

    Chapter 10

  • Resources Program, claims that "evapotranspiration" (i.e., an alleged loss of water into the atmosphere from evaporation and plant transpiration) could occur if irrigators were to do such a program.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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