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- 1. rain, snow, sleet and other forms of water falling from the sky. 2. the condensation of a solid from a solution during a chemical reaction.
NCDC National Climatic Data Center - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Precipitation Any of all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere and reach the ground. The forms of precipitation are: rain, drizzle, snow, snow grains, snow pellets, diamond dust, hail, and ice pellets. See also acid precipitation.
NSIDC - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Blizzard, Depth of snow, Drifting snow, Landfill, Mixed precipitation, Permafrost, Sleet, Snow cover, Snowstorm
- The total measurable amount of water received in the form of snow, rain, drizzle, hail, and sleet. The process by which atmospheric moisture falls onto a land or water surface as rain, snow, hail, or other forms of moisture.
Bureau of Reclamation - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Hydrogeologic cycle, Hydrologic Cycle, hydrology, Ozone, Water cycle, Water quality