Evaporation pan

What is Evaporation pan?

Evaporation pan meaning The sum of water lost from a given land area during any specific time by transpiration from vegetation and building of plant tissue; by evaporation from water surfaces, moist soil, and snow; and by interception. *** It has been variously termed “evaporation,” “evaporation from land areas,” “evapotranspiration,” “total loss,” “water losses,” and “fly off.” (Lee, 1949, p. 314.)


reference: USGS – Water Basics Glossary