atmospheric evaporation

atmospheric evaporation

[¦at·mə¦sfir·ik i‚vap·ə′rā·shən]
(hydrology)
The exchange of water between the earth's oceans, lakes, rivers, ice, snow, and soil and the atmosphere.
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When the atmospheric evaporation demand is greater than the ability of the soil to conduct soil water, drying of the surface soil layer occurs, accompanied by a downward migration of an evaporation front.
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