evaporative cooling

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evaporative cooling

[i′vap·ə‚rād·iv ′kül·iŋ]
(engineering)
Lowering the temperature of a large mass of liquid by utilizing the latent heat of vaporization of a portion of the liquid.
Cooling air by evaporating water into it.

evaporative cooling

Cooling accomplished by evaporating water (usually as a fine spray) in air; as a result, the dry-bulb temperature decreases and the humidity increases; this principle is used in cooling towers and in the cooling of buildings in hot, arid climates.
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The scientists left some flowers alone but modified others by, for example, covering them with grease to prevent cooling by evaporation and mechanically preventing them from facing the sun.
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It is more difficult to detect crop water status by remote sensing in humid climates than in semiarid climates because of limited canopy cooling by evaporation.