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 (hī′drō-mē′tē-ər, -ôr′)
A precipitation product, such as rain, snow, fog, or clouds, formed from the condensation of water vapor in the atmosphere.


(Physical Geography) any weather condition produced by water or water vapour in the atmosphere, such as rain, snow, or cloud
ˌhydroˌmeteoroˈlogical adj
ˌhydroˌmeteorˈology n


(ˌhaɪ drəˈmi ti ər, -ˌɔr)

liquid water or ice in the atmosphere in various forms, as rain, ice crystals, hail, fog, or clouds.
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His topics are radio waves and the troposphere, propagation, reflection and interference, refraction and path delay, absorption, rain attenuation, and attenuation by hydrometeors other than rain.
particles through their incorporation into hydrometeors, which are then
Following a historical overview of radiative transfer and microwave radiometry, the book covers atmospheric, terrestrial, and technical factors affecting the use of thermal microwave radiation in remote sensing applications, with chapters on the absorption and emission spectra of atmospheric gases, the interaction of solid and liquid hydrometeors with microwave radiation, radiative-transfer modeling of the microwave surface emission, and dielectric properties of important materials found at the terrestrial surface.