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potential evapotranspiration


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The maximum continual loss of water by evaporation and transpiration, at a given temperature, given a sufficient supply of water. PET often outstrips actual evapotranspiration. Trudgill and Briggs (1981) PPG5, consider the significance of potential evapotranspiration in soil and land potential.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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