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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is also notable that a very small negative [q.sub.L] (0, t) occurred around late afternoon after day 8, which resulted from the condensation of water vapor at the soil surface or in air when atmospheric evaporation demand decreased.
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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