hydrometeor


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hydrometeor

[¦hī·drō′mēd·ē·ər]
(hydrology)
Any product of condensation or sublimation of atmospheric water vapor, whether formed in the free atmosphere or at the earth's surface.
Any water particles blown by the wind from the earth's surface.

hydrometeor

A general term for particles of liquid water or ice, such as rain, fog, or frost, formed by the modification of water vapor in the atmosphere either by condensation or sublimation.
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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.