Definition of evapotranspiration (ET)Categorized under "General"
Definition as written by Sis:
The process by which the earth's surface or soil loses moisture by evaporation of water and by transpiration from plants; the volume of water lost in this process.
Definition as written by Terry:
Evapotranspiration has a tremendously positive effect on areas with mature trees - not only do they provide shade from summer heat, but they also provide a natural cooling process as they transpire moisture through their leaves.
According to some sources, a single mature and properly watered tree with a crown of 30 feet can transpire as much as 40 gallons of water per day. Definitely a good reason to plant a tree (or two!)
Definition as written by Magpye:
Known as ET, it is the amount of water that transpires through a plants leaves combined with the amount that evaporates from the soil in which it is growing.
Definition as written by Mandume:
Evapotranspiration is a combined process of evaporation and transpiration from surfaces of plant leave, it count the total sum of water lost through transpiration and evaporation process.
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