climatology


cli·ma·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌklī-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

: the scientific study of climates

Full Definition of CLIMATOLOGY

:  the science that deals with climates and their phenomena
cli·ma·to·log·i·cal \ˌklī-mə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
cli·ma·to·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
cli·ma·tol·o·gist \-mə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of CLIMATOLOGY

1842

cli·ma·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌklī-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cli·ma·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of CLIMATOLOGY

: the science that deals with climates and their phenomena
cli·ma·to·log·i·cal \ˌklī-mət-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\ adjective
cli·ma·to·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
cli·ma·tol·o·gist \-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jəst\ noun

climatology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of atmospheric science concerned with describing climate and analyzing the causes and practical consequences of climatic differences and changes. Climatology treats the same atmospheric processes as meteorology, but it also seeks to identify slower-acting influences and longer-term changes, including the circulation of the oceans, the concentrations of atmospheric gases, and the small but measurable variations in the intensity of solar radiation.

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