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Term in meteorology for the sum of transpiration and evaporation that is, the evaporation of water from flora and fauna, as well as the soil surface. The amount is of the factors humidity, Cover and water content of the soil, temperature of the near-surface layers of the air, temperature of the earth or water surface, solar radiation, and wind speed at the earth's surface. In plants as well as the Rebstock Transpiration is the controlled water evaporation of the plants over the guard cells especially the leaves, The plants evaporate but also in dry air and closed cells some water, because the epidermis is never 100% dense. See also below Water storage capacity and water discharge,

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