Is evapotransporation accounted for in climate models, or is it considered so insignificant that it's not considered?
Could additional crops being planted within the last 100 to 50 years account for additional moisture in the air now?
Sorry, here's some more background. I recently attended a conference in which there were 2 speakers, one from NOAA and another from the USACE, that both came to the same conclusion that our atmosphere is becoming more 'wet'. In particular the NOAA scientist compared the last 50 years to the fifty years prior to that. So by comparing the last fifty years to the 50 years prior to that it looks like the atmosphere is becoming wetter. I just wonder, if there were more crops in the ground in the last 50 years, what impact that would have on the climate becoming wetter.
I have done some googling on this matter and am finding mostly information on how a changing climate may effect evapotransporation but not vice versa. I also checked out the USDA website for acres planted over time and I'm not finding much further back that a decade or so.