Evaporation and Transpiration

  • E. M. Wilson


Evaporation is important in all water resource studies. It affects the yield of river basins, the necessary capacity of reservoirs, the size of pumping plant, the consumptive use of water by crops and the yield of underground supplies, to name but a few of the parameters affected by it.


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  • E. M. Wilson
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  1. 1.University of SalfordUK

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