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

[evapo(ration) and transpiration.]


(Environmental Science) the return of water vapour to the atmosphere by evaporation from land and water surfaces and by the transpiration of vegetation


(ɪˌvæp oʊˌtræn spəˈreɪ ʃən)

the transfer of moisture from the earth to the atmosphere by evaporation of water and transpiration from plants.
[1945–50; evapo(ration) + transpiration]
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The research measured aACAyexpenses' of evapotranspiration -- which refers to soil evaporation and plant transpiration -- and groundwater depletion.
Mountain runoff vulnerability to increased evapotranspiration with vegetation expansion.
The average annual rainfall (1992-2012) of the station is 323 mm and the amount of evapotranspiration potential in the first 8 months of the year (19922012) is 4.
PET, is the potential evapotranspiration for the reference crop (clipped grass) in mm/day
2005), while actual evapotranspiration (AET) and potential evapotranspiration (PET) are the normals from 1931-1960 (Leemans and Cramer, 1991).
In drier regions, evapotranspiration may produce periods of drought--defined as below-normal levels of rivers, lakes and groundwater, and lack of enough soil moisture in agricultural areas," reports UCS.
Trees release moisture into air through a process called evapotranspiration," Spracklen said in a phone interview.
The cool roofs, like the maximum-growth scenario without this adaptation approach, further reduce evapotranspiration - water that evaporates from the soil and transpires from plants.
Alternatively, crop water use can be estimated from calculations of reference evapotranspiration (ET) from weather parameters.
The ground surface heat balance, shown in Figure 2, includes the typical heat transfer phenomena of surface conduction, convection due to wind, and both short- and long-wave radiation, in addition to evapotranspiration.
due to reduced precipitation and/or increased evapotranspiration," in "the Mediterranean .
We will be merely putting back what has been lost in evapotranspiration.