Definition of evapotranspiration in English:



mass noun
  • The process by which water is transferred from the land to the atmosphere by evaporation from the soil and other surfaces and by transpiration from plants.

    • ‘In the simulation of stomatal conductance, the Jarvis model has been applied widely to studies of evapotranspiration, land surface processes and the biogeochemical cycle.’
    • ‘Tropical forests also maintain a balance of species by providing pest control services, and they regulate surface temperatures and local and regional climates through the process of evapotranspiration.’
    • ‘Moreover, fewer trees in cities reduce shading and evapotranspiration, in which plants use up heat by, essentially, sweating.’
    • ‘It categorises climate by balancing the rainfall, potential evapotranspiration and soil water-holding capacity.’
    • ‘Water use or evapotranspiration is composed of two parts, transpiration from the plant and evaporation from the soil surface.’