Glossary

Actual evapotranspiration

Evapotranspiration that actually occurs when the water available for this process is limited (see potential evapotranspiration).

Adaptation

The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. InĀ  human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects. Source: www.ipcc.ch

Adaptation assessment

The practice of identifying options to adapt to climate change and evaluating them in terms of criteria such as availability, benefits, costs, effectiveness, efficiency, and feasibility. Source: www.ipcc.ch