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

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Recent Examples on the Web Prizes were also awarded for outstanding contributions in the fields of ecology and environmental science, earth science and climatology, behavior and astronomy. Rory Sullivan, CNN, "The best science photos of the year, as decreed by the Royal Society," 9 Dec. 2019 They often are highly coordinated, using the same talking points, themes and language, said Michael Mann, a veteran climatology researcher at Pennsylvania State. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Online haters are targetting Greta Thunberg with conspiracy theories and fake photos," 2 Oct. 2019 The Old Farmer's Almanac's methodology, Perreault explained, is based on the same formula devised by the annual book's founder in the late 1700s — meteorology, climatology and solar science. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You can expect more cold and more snow this winter in Wisconsin," 15 Nov. 2019 Local climatology and weather facts are also covered in addition to a Q&A session at the end., "Calendar: Get a glimpse into the world of storm chasing Thursday in Antioch," 15 Sep. 2019 An inadvertent early test of how this could work took place last month, when many of Europe’s attribution scientists gathered at a statistical-climatology meeting in Toulouse, just as the June heatwave hit. The Economist, "Greenhouse-gas emissions are increasing the frequency of heatwaves," 25 July 2019 Nonetheless, the tool is used across disciplines like climatology and art history, and tree ring chronologies are even used to calibrate radiocarbon dating measurements. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "How are tree rings used to help date an archaeological site?," 8 July 2019 Even more concerning is that Europe's five hottest summers since 1500 have all been in the 21st century, according to a climatology institute in Potsdam, Germany, the BBC said. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "Extreme heat continues to scorch Europe; France braces for possible all-time record high Friday," 27 June 2019 In October, the climatology of storms favors a northward turn—i.e. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Hurricane Michael is a rare, but not unprecedented, October storm," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of climatology

1813, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Climatology.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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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 climatological (audio) \ adjective
climatologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce climatologically (audio) \ adverb
climatologist \ -​mə-​ˈtäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce climatologist (audio) \ noun

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