Evapotranspiration: Definition, Formula & Calculation


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Transpiration is the process in plants that _____.

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1. Evaporation is the process of _____.

2. When you're calculating evapotranspiration, all of these elements are considered in the equation EXCEPT _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this brief multiple-choice quiz and worksheet test your knowledge of evapotranspiration. You should be familiar with elements considered when calculating evapotranspiration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will gauge what you know about:

  • What transpiration and evaporation are
  • Calculating evapotranspiration
  • What evapotranspiration calculations produce
  • How wind speed is generally obtained

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about evapotranspiration
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how wind speed is generally obtained and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what evaporation is

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Evapotranspiration: Definition, Formula & Calculation. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Overview of evapotranspiration
  • Formulas developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Sample lookup table
  • What affects evapotranspiration