Isohyets - definition of isohyets by The Free Dictionary
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A line drawn on a map connecting points that receive equal amounts of rainfall.
(Physical Geography) a line on a map connecting places having equal rainfall
[C19: from iso- + -hyet, from Greek huetos rain]
i•so•hy•et (ˌaɪ səˈhaɪ ət)
a line drawn on a map connecting points having equal rainfall at a certain time or for a stated period.
- + -hyet
< Greek hyetós
A line drawn on a map linking places that have the same rainfall.
References in periodicals archive
The rainfall in the study area from the Bureau of Meteorology isohyets
is between 650 mm and 600 mm.
Traditionally, the dense isohyets
are depicted around the highest part of this upland (Galvonaitc et al.
Usually it was the 10-inch line that was nominated, though the claim has been made for other isohyets
, both imperial and metric.
In our analysis, we have adopted the 500 and 900 mm annual rainfall isohyets
as the lower and upper limits for the HRZ in south-eastern Australia.
The Gulf of Mexico can be divided into three broad geographic regions according to the weather patterns: eastern, southern and northwestern, because of the southwest-northeast trending isotherms and isohyets
that trend onshore in the northeast region (Douglas & Englehart 1981).