Combination of the two prominent mechanisms of water movement from the surface of the to the .

These two mechanisms are in combination with transpiration, the latter as mediated by plants. Together these mechanisms can substantially influence the local microclimate as well as water cycle.

Indeed, evapotranspiration can influence a lot more than just the microclimate (i.e., also climate/) and particularly so given sufficiently high temperatures as well as densities of plants and water.