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precipitable water

noun
1.
the total water vapor contained in a unit vertical column of the atmosphere.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Statistical retrievals of precipitable water vapor and liquid water path are available.
  • precipitable water values were obtained from radiosonde data for one or more years.

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