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hydrometeorology

[hahy-druh-mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌhaɪ drəˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of atmospheric water, especially precipitation, as it affects agriculture, water supply, flood control, power generation, etc.
Origin of hydrometeorology
1860-1865
1860-65; hydro-1 + meteorology
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hydrometeorologist, noun
hydrometeorological
[hahy-druh-mee-tee-er-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌhaɪ drəˌmi ti ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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hydrometeorology in Science
hydrometeorology
  (hī'drō-mē'tē-ə-rŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the interaction between meteorological and hydrologic phenomena, including the occurrence, motion, and changes of state of atmospheric water, and the land surface and subsurface phases of the hydrologic cycle. Hydrometeorologic studies address questions regarding land use, the long-term effects of climate change on water resources, and regional precipitation.
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