Hi all, I have a (probably very simple) problem that I need some help with. If I have a body of water in which the temperature of the water, ambient air temperature and mass of the water is known; how do I calculate the rate of heat loss from the water?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Using Q=m*cp*(Twater-Tair) I can find out the total heat lost when the water drops to ambient temperature, but how do i calculate the rate at which heat is lost? I should also note that the mass of the water is also dropping due to evaporation and liquid water loss. Can I integrate the above equation knowing the two mass values to get the rate of heat loss?

Or am I going about this completely wrong and need to take into account the surface area of water. (Heat is assumed to be lost equally in all directions)

Thanks,

Gerald

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