Hydrology Abbreviations

Hydrology is a science that studies the properties and behavior of water on and below the Earth’s surface and in the atmosphere; study of the water. In a general sense, the science that studies the water on Earth. In a specific sense, the science concerned with the presence and movements of water on and above the Earth’s surface. The most important processes in this regard are precipitation , evaporation and transpiration , currents and groundwater movements. Hydrology includes such things as flood control, domestic and industrial water supply , irrigation , and hydropower generation.

Hydrology has to do with water. The following definition is often used: Hydrology is the study of the origin, occurrence, behavior, and chemical and physical properties of water in all its manifestations on and below the Earth’s surface, excluding water in the seas and oceans.

Just like meteorology, oceanography and seismological research, part of geophysics, Hydrology is a science concerned with the study of the chemical and physical properties, distribution, behavior and circulation of water . The distribution of water on earth (97% seawater, 2% land ice, 1% precipitation and groundwater) is also studied and it is investigated which laws govern the exchange of water in the various reservoirs.

List of Acronyms Related to Hydrology

ACOH Advisory Committee for Operational Hydrology
CEH Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
CEAH Centre for Environmental Applied Hydrology
CHY Commission for Hydrology
DOH Department of Hydrology
DHM Department of Hydrology and Meteorology
HYD Hydrology
HESS Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
HESSD Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions
H-AND-H Hydrology and Hydraulics
HRSL Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
HOST Hydrology of Soil Types
HPP Hydrology Pre- and Postprocessor
HRMP Hydrology/Radionuclide Migration Program
IOH Institute of Hydrology
IH Institute of Hydrology
IMH Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
IMHEN Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment
IASH International Association of Scientific Hydrology
ISMH International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology
IUPH Interuniversity Programme in Hydrology
JSHW Japan Society of Hydrology and Water
JAGH Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology
JOH Journal of Hydrology
JH Journal of Hydrology
JOSH Journal of Spatial Hydrology
LSHP Land Surface Hydrology Program
NHRC National Hydrology Research Centre
NIH National Institute of Hydrology
NIMH National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
OHP Operational Hydrology Program
PHG Palestinian Hydrology Group
RHEM Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model
SBH Special Bureau for Hydrology
SAHRA Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas
THM Terrestrial Hydrology Model
WGHM WaterGAP Global Hydrology Model
WWHM Western Washington Hydrology Model