under discussion
Created: April 24, 2023
Proposer: Beate Geyer
Proposed Date: 2021-06-18
Change Date: April 24, 2023, 2:30 p.m.
Term: water_evapotranspiration_amount
Unit: kg m-2
Unit ref: KMP2
Water means water in all phases. "Evapotranspiration" means all water vapor fluxes into the atmosphere from the surface: liquid evaporation, sublimation, and transpiration. Evaporation is the conversion of liquid or solid into vapor. Transpiration is the process by which water is carried from the roots of plants and evaporates from the stomata. (The conversion of solid alone into vapor is called "sublimation".) "Amount" means mass per unit area. Unless indicated in the cell_methods attribute, a quantity is assumed to apply to the whole area of each horizontal grid box.