What is the effect of wind speed on evaporation?

Answer:

Evaporation increases with the increase in wind speed. Vapour particles move away when the speed of wind increases. This leads to an increase in the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere.

Factors affecting the rate of evaporation

Evaporation can be defined as the process through which a liquid (generally water) is converted into a gas/vapour without being heated to its boiling point. The key factors that affect the rate of evaporation of a liquid are:

  • Temperature
  • Surface area occupied by the liquid
  • Humidity of the surroundings
  • Air circulation or wind speed

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