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The branch of meteorology that deals with the occurrence, motion, and changes of state of atmospheric water.

hy′dro·me′te·or′o·log′i·cal (-ôr′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, -ŏr′-) adj.
hy′dro·me′te·or·ol′o·gist n.


(ˌhaɪ drəˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi)

the study of atmospheric water, esp. precipitation, as it affects agriculture, water supply, flood control, etc.
hy`dro•me`te•or•o•log′i•cal (-ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
hy`dro•me`te•or•ol′o•gist, n.
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Another big problem for urban areas is the flash flooding that can occur when heavy rains fall over a city; according to hydrometeorologist Matt Kelsch, an authority on urban flash flooding with The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.
8 inches, said hydrometeorologist Rodger Nelson with the National Weather Service in Portland.
In addition to the GRCA's efforts to develop a flood warning system, the federal Department of Transport assigned a hydrometeorologist to the provincial government to assist with the development of a province-wide flood warning system.