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Evaporation and Evapotranspiration: The Vapor Losses to the Atmosphere

  • Klaus Reichardt
  • Luís Carlos Timm
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Abstract

The water vapor losses from the soil to the atmosphere is analyzed in this chapter. It is shown that these processes are strongly dependent on the available energy that comes from the atmosphere: the solar energy. Most of the concepts like evaporation equivalent, soil water evaporation, evapotranspiration, potential evapotranspiration, and crop evapotranspiration are defined and presented with numeric examples. Side by side, the methods of measurement of all of these concepts are presented and discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Reichardt
    • 1
  • Luís Carlos Timm
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura and Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiróz”University of Sao PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Rural Engineering Department, Faculty of AgronomyFederal University of PelotasCapão do LeãoBrazil

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