1.2 Evaporation

Course week(s) Week 1
Course subject(s) Global Water Cycle

Welcome to the second lecture of the module Global water cycle. In the video below Hubert Savenije will learn you about Evaporation.

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Study Goals

After this lecture you will able to understand:

  • Importance of Evaporation and types of evaporation
  • Potential evaporation and actual evaporation
  • The Budyko curve
  • Meteorological factors affecting evaporation
  • Humidity and the psychrometer
  • Radiation balance and the measuring devices
  • The energy balance and the Penman equation
  • Direct measurement of evaporation
  • The tower
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