345. Rain


See also 27. ATMOSPHERE ; 85. CLIMATE ; 87. CLOUDS ; 246. LIGHTNING ; 375. SNOW ; 394. THUNDER ; 414. WATER ; 417. WEATHER .

hyetography
the study of the geographical distribution of rainfall by annual totals. — hyetographic, hyetographical, adj.
hyetology
Rare. the branch of meteorology that studies rainfall. — hyetologist, n. hyetological, adj.
ombrology
the branch of meteorology that studies rain. — ombrological, n.
ombrophobia
an abnormal fear of rain.
pluviography
the branch of meteorology that automatically measures rainfall and snowfall. — pluviographic, pluviographical, adj.
pluviometry
the branch of meteorology concerned with the measurement of rainfall. — pluviometric, pluviometrical, adj.
pluvioscope
an instrument for measuring rainfall; a rain gauge.
pluviosity
raininess. — pluvious, adj.
udometry
the measurement of rainfall with any of various types of rain gauges. — udometric, adj.
udomograph
a self-registering rain gauge.

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA