nAtmidometerAn instrument for measuring the evaporation from water, ice, or snow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
natmidometerAn instrument invented by Babington for measuring the evaporation from water, ice, or snow. E. H. Knight. See atmometer.
natmidometerAtmidometers may be classed as: Micrometric, such as Lamont's, in which the gradual fall of the surface of the water in a shallow pan is measured by the turning of a micrometer-screw, or is counteracted bythe inflow of additional water pushed from a reservoir by means of a micrometer-screw.
natmidometerBalance atmidorneters, in which the loss of water is shown by loss of weight.
natmidometerThe Piche evaporometer, in which the evaporating surface is a small disk of porous paper closing the lower end of a vertical tube conveying water. The amount of evaporation is shown by measuring the descent of the feed-water in the tube. See cut on page 88.
natmidometerThe Stelling evaporometer, in which the evaporating-pan floats on the surface of a river or lake and the loss of water is measured from hour to hour by measuring either weight or volume.
natmidometerThe lysimeter, in which the evaporation from the surface of growing plants is measured by establishing the plant in a large vessel resting on the pan of a balance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , , smoke, vapor + -meter,; cf. F. atmidomètre,