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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(<br/>''Also called'' evaporimeter, evaporation gauge, atmidometer.) The general name for an  instrument that measures the [[evaporation rate]] of water into the [[atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Four main classes of atmometers may be distinguished: 1) large [[evaporation]] tanks sunk into  the ground or floating in water; 2) small evaporation pans; 3) porous porcelain bodies; and 4)  porous paper wick devices. The evaporation from a surface depends greatly upon the nature of the  surface and the [[exposure]] of the surface to the atmosphere. Measured evaporation rates should be  compared only between identical instruments. <br/>''See'' [[clay atmometer]], [[evaporation pan]], [[evapotranspirometer]],  [[Livingstone sphere]], [[Pich&eacute; evaporimeter]], [[radio atmometer]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' evaporimeter, evaporation gauge, atmidometer.) The general name for an  instrument that measures the [[evaporation rate]] of water into the [[atmosphere]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Four main classes of atmometers may be distinguished: 1) large [[evaporation]] tanks sunk into  the ground or floating in water; 2) small evaporation pans; 3) porous porcelain bodies; and 4)  porous paper wick devices. The evaporation from a surface depends greatly upon the nature of the  surface and the [[exposure]] of the surface to the atmosphere. Measured evaporation rates should be  compared only between identical instruments. <br/>''See'' [[clay atmometer]], [[evaporation pan]], [[evapotranspirometer]],  [[Livingstone sphere]], [[Pich&#x000e9; evaporimeter]], [[radio atmometer]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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atmometer

(Also called evaporimeter, evaporation gauge, atmidometer.) The general name for an instrument that measures the evaporation rate of water into the atmosphere.

Four main classes of atmometers may be distinguished: 1) large evaporation tanks sunk into the ground or floating in water; 2) small evaporation pans; 3) porous porcelain bodies; and 4) porous paper wick devices. The evaporation from a surface depends greatly upon the nature of the surface and the exposure of the surface to the atmosphere. Measured evaporation rates should be compared only between identical instruments.
See clay atmometer, evaporation pan, evapotranspirometer, Livingstone sphere, Piché evaporimeter, radio atmometer.