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EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > EVAPORATION

Definition:
The physical process by which a liquid is transformed to the gaseous
state. Evaporation also implies a loss of heat from the ocean surface and
is an important term in determining the heat budget of the ocean.  


Reference:
Huschke, R.E. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology. American Meteorological
Association, Boston, MA. See also: Pickard, G.L. and W.J. Emery. 1990.
Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction. Pergamon Press, NY