Evaporation

The physical process by which a liquid, such as water is transformed into a gaseous state, such as water vapor. It is the opposite physical process of condensation.

The kinetic interpretation of evaporation is molecules escape from the surface of the liquid until equilibrium with the saturated vapour is reached.

Examples
Amount of water evaporated each day by the sun11x1015 kg

Reference

1. Pioneer, EPSRC newsletter, 2012

See also: Atmometry, Condensation, Evaporate, Evapotranspiration, Phase Change, Vapourization.

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Subjects: Physics