Effective evapotranspiration

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effective evapotranspiration

Actual amount of water lost to evapotranspiration from the soil– plant continuum by an actively growing plant or crop.

Water loss through evapotranspiration depends upon plant and soil characteristics, and upon the amount of available water in the soil.
See also potential evapotranspiration.

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