mass-transfer method

Method for estimating evaporation, assuming that it is proportional to wind velocity (perhaps to a power less than one) , to the difference of saturation vapour pressure corresponding to the water-surface temperature and the vapour pressure of the ambient air, and to an empirical mass-transfer coefficient.

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 20, 2014 .