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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