cli·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌklī-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce climatology (audio) \

Definition of climatology

: the science that deals with climates and their phenomena

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Other Words from climatology

climatological \ ˌklī-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce climatology (audio) \ adjective
climatologically \ ˌklī-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce climatology (audio) \ adverb
climatologist \ ˌklī-​mə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce climatology (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of Indonesia's meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG), has said that another quake in the region could potentially trigger a tsunami. NBC News, "Earthquake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters," 17 Jan. 2021 Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysical agency, known by its Indonesian acronym BMKG, warned of the dangers of aftershocks and the potential for a tsunami. Niniek Karmini And Yusuf Wahil, USA TODAY, "At least 34 dead as Indonesia earthquake topples homes, buildings," 15 Jan. 2021 That tied Minnesota's record high for the month set Nov. 1, 1950, in Winona, according to the climatology office. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Record November warmth was state's No. 1 weather event of 2020," 6 Jan. 2021 Thanksgiving climatology: Ever wondered what temperatures were on historical Thanksgivings across the Lower 48? Washington Post, "PM Update: Showers tonight into early Thanksgiving, ahead of a warm and pleasant afternoon," 25 Nov. 2020 This kind of comprehensive approach, which required dozens of experts in epidemiology, ecology, climatology, veterinary medicine and entomology, is both costly and relatively rare. Lois Parshley, Scientific American, "How Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Predict Outbreaks," 1 May 2018 But this season has flouted climatology, with many more storms than average. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Forecasters eye two developing systems in the Atlantic: Nana, Omar could be next up on the heels of Hurricane Laura," 28 Aug. 2020 One of the scientists at Swiss Camp in the 1990s was Abdalati, who took a graduate course in climatology from Dr. Steffen and switched his PhD studies from aerospace engineering to geography, with an emphasis on the Arctic climate. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Konrad Steffen, renowned Swiss climate scientist, dies at 68," 12 Aug. 2020 Derechos are rare, but climatology from SPC (sorry, the Storm Prediction Center) suggests parts of central Minnesota see a derecho every year. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Thunder Threat Increasing Again - What is a "Derecho"?," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of climatology

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Climatology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of climatology

: the scientific study of climates


cli·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌklī-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce climatology (audio) \
plural climatologies

Medical Definition of climatology

: the science that deals with climates and their phenomena

Other Words from climatology

climatological \ ˌklī-​mət-​ᵊl-​ˈäj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce climatology (audio) \ adjective
climatologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce climatology (audio) \ adverb
climatologist \ -​mə-​ˈtäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce climatology (audio) \ noun

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