# Estimating the Evaporation Rate

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In summary, the evaporation rate is affected by temperature, humidity, wind speed, surface area, and air pressure. To calculate the evaporation rate, you can use the formula E = (0.408 x D) x (T + 17) x (T - R), where E is the evaporation rate (in inches per day), D is the slope of the vapor pressure curve, T is the average air temperature (in °F), and R is the average relative humidity (in %). The evaporation rate is typically measured in inches per day or millimeters per day and plays a crucial role in the water cycle. It can be estimated using methods such as using a hand-held evaporation pan, a wind-powered ev
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Homework Statement
Estimate the evaporation rate in a Heap Leaching pile located at 3000 mts above sea level. Considering Temperature, Wind speed, Atmospheric pressure, H2O%.
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## 1. What is the definition of evaporation rate?

Evaporation rate is the measure of the amount of water that is vaporized from a given surface over a specific period of time. It is influenced by factors such as temperature, humidity, and air movement.

## 2. How is the evaporation rate calculated?

The evaporation rate is typically calculated by measuring the change in water level over a certain period of time. The formula for calculating evaporation rate is: (change in water level/time) x surface area.

## 3. What are the factors that affect the evaporation rate?

The evaporation rate is affected by temperature, humidity, air movement, and surface area. Higher temperatures, lower humidity, and increased air movement all result in a higher evaporation rate. A larger surface area also increases the evaporation rate.

## 4. How does the evaporation rate vary in different environments?

The evaporation rate can vary significantly in different environments. For example, in a hot and dry desert climate, the evaporation rate will be much higher than in a cool and humid rainforest environment. The type of surface, such as water or soil, can also impact the evaporation rate.

## 5. How can we estimate the evaporation rate in a specific location?

To estimate the evaporation rate in a specific location, we can use weather data such as temperature, humidity, and wind speed to calculate the potential evapotranspiration (PET). This is an estimate of the maximum possible evaporation rate in that location. We can also use specialized instruments, such as a pan evaporation gauge, to directly measure the evaporation rate in a specific location.

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