:Mean annual (00) and monthly (01a|12) transpiration (mm) from the plant
canopy for the period 1980-1999.Interpretation:Canopy transpiration is far
more spatially variable than potential evaporation, reflecting the effects of
water limitation in most areas of the continent. Both the annual mean and
seasonal pattern broadly resemble the corresponding patterns for rainfall.
Canopy transpiration maps have more acontrasta (relative variation) than the
total evaporation or rainfall maps because transpiration is a small component
of total evaporation in areas of low plant cover (the remainder being soil
evaporation).The partitioning between soil evaporation and canopy
transpiration in the model is determined by leaf area index.Notes: These are
model-based estimates from the BiosEquil model. Results are given for the
aBASEa (pre-1788) and aAGRICa (present day) conditions. The aAGRICa case
includes current agricultural inputs of water from
irrigation.EvapCanopy.00.Agric, EvapCanopy.01.Agric a| EvapCanopy.12.Agric a
Mean annual and monthly canopy transpiration (mm) in the aAGRICa (present day)
scenarioEvapCanopy.00.Base, EvapCanopy.01.Base a| EvapCanopy.12.Base a Mean
annual and monthly canopy transpiration (mm) in the aBASEa (pre-1788)
scenarioData is in geographics and GDA94.
See [further metadata](http://data.daff.gov.au/anrdl/metadata_files/pa_ctab_r9cl
__01411a14.xml) for more detail.