Hydrology meaning

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The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on the earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.
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The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water as a liquid, solid, or gas on the Earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.
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The science of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on a planet's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.
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The science dealing with the waters of the earth, their distribution on the surface and underground, and the cycle involving evaporation, precipitation, flow to the seas, etc.
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The definition of hydrology is the branch of science or geology that studies the Earth's water.

The study of how the major bodies of water have shifted, expanded and changed land masses is an example of hydrology.

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Origin of hydrology

  • hydro- +‎ -ology

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