hyetograph


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

hyetograph

[hī′ed·ə‚graf]
(climatology)
A map or chart displaying temporal or areal distribution of precipitation.
References in periodicals archive ?
By concentrating on the most important aspect of a storm hyetograph rather than the temporal variation of rainfall intensity within each storm event, application of physically based soil erosion models could be made easier because the number of model parameters required to drive the weather generators can be reduced considerably.
Monthly hyetographs observed at the site weather stations showed that rainfall events occurred between July and October (winter) with little rainfall between November and March (summer).
Shaw, a graduate student of Cornell University, submitted a project on the suitability of synthetic hyetographs for detention basin design in small watersheds.