rising limb

rising limb

[′rīz·iŋ ′lim]
(hydrology)
The rising portion of the hydrograph resulting from runoff of rainfall or snowmelt.
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2010b) first recognized a rising limb of a minor positive excursion, which they named the ELKHORN excursion.
The hydrograph's remaining vertices were connected to the origin of the rising limb and a terminal point on the falling limb.