the science dealing with the occurrence, circulation, distribution, and properties of the waters of the earth and its atmosphere.
- hy·dro·log·ic [hahy-druh-loj-ik], /ˌhaɪ drəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, hy·dro·log·i·cal, adjective
- hy·dro·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- hy·drol·o·gist, noun
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How to use hydrology in a sentence
They argue that the dam reservoirs would affect sediment flow, which in turn would affect the river’s hydrology, threatening the dolphins’ food source and breeding grounds.
Setting aside philosophical musings, and confining our analysis to hydrology, the swollen river seemed clearly to speak of the heavy rains that fell in our region on Christmas Eve.
British Dictionary definitions for hydrology
the study of the distribution, conservation, use, etc, of the water of the earth and its atmosphere, particularly at the land surface
- hydrologic (ˌhaɪdrəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hydrological, adjective
- hydrologically, adverb
- hydrologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for hydrology
The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water as a liquid, solid, or gas on the Earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.
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