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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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.
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.
Drying adds further cooling by evaporation, and also helps to prevent any mould growth.