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moisture budget (moisture balance, water budget) The balance of water fluxes into and out of a defined area over a defined time period, as represented broadly by the equation: precipitation = runoff + evapotranspiration + the change in soil-moisture storage. In mid-latitudes, for example, the annual budget is balanced by a high level of potential evapotranspiration and utilization of soil moisture in summer, compensated by a water surplus and recharge of soil moisture in winter when evaporation is less and precipitation is sometimes greater.

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moisture budget

moisture budget (moisture balance) The balance of water, as represented broadly by the equation: balance = precipitation − (runoff + evapotranspiration + the change in soil-moisture). Over the year, for example in mid-latitudes, the budget is balanced by a high level of potential evapotranspiration and utilization of soil moisture in summer, compensated by a water surplus and recharge of soil moisture in winter, when evaporation is less and precipitation is sometimes greater.

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moisture budget

moisture budget(moisture balance) The balance of water, as represented broadly by the equation: balance = precipitation − (runoff + evapotranspiration + the change in soil-moisture). Over the year, for example in mid-latitudes, the budget is balanced by a high level of potential evapotranspiration and utilization of soil moisture in summer, compensated by a water surplus and recharge of soil moisture in winter, when evaporation is less and precipitation is sometimes greater.

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