[ hahy-druh-mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi /
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the study of atmospheric water, especially precipitation, as it affects agriculture, water supply, flood control, power generation, etc.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of hydrometeorology

First recorded in 1860–65; hydro-1 + meteorology

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrometeorology

hy·dro·me·te·or·ol·o·gist, nounhy·dro·me·te·or·o·log·i·cal [hahy-druh-mee-tee-er-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌhaɪ drəˌmi ti ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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How to use hydrometeorology in a sentence

  • Why, girl, you ought to study hydrometeorology as well as chemistry.

Scientific definitions for hydrometeorology

[ hī′drō-mē′tē-ə-rŏlə-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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