Data Variable

Potential Evapotranspiration

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Total amount of water that can evaporate from the ground surface or be transpired by plants, summed by month and by water year.

Modeled on an hourly basis from solar radiation that is modeled using topographic shading, corrected for cloudiness, and partitioned on the basis of vegetation cover to represent bare‐soil evaporation and evapotranspiration due to vegetation.

Modeled/preprocessing input for BCM

Short Description: 
Water that could evaporate or transpire from plants if available
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