loss of water from the soil both by evaporation and by transpiration from the plants growing thereon.
1. in water, cloudiness caused by suspended solids. 2. in meteorology, any condition of the atmosphere which reduces transmittance, especially to visible radiation.
branch of physics devoted to the study and measurement of radiation; especially in meteorological, solar, atmospheric and terrestrial radiation.
1. to bring to a specific consistency (e.g. to bring steel, glass or the like, to a proper degree of hardness and toughness.) 2. steel that has been hardened by high heat and sudden cooling, as by plunging into water, usually required to be gently reheated to a degree depending on its proposed use, and […]
an elevated reservoir which received water to be distributed, usually by gravity, to the building’s water system
a term applied to anaerobic decomposition, whereby intensive growths of bacteria with the enzymes secreted by them liquify and gasify solid organic matters.
any of various gases producing bacteria.