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

Keep scrolling for more

Keep scrolling for more

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

Examples of climatology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other forms of artificial intelligence try to hard-code information about the world: the chess strategies of grandmasters, the principles of climatology. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 March 17 was the fourth-wettest day since 1980 for the ice sheet, according to modeling and analysis by Xavier Fettweis, a climatology professor at the University of Liège in Belgium. NBC News, 27 Mar. 2022 California is geographically complex, as the topography and climatology vary widely from one end of the state to the other. Allison Chinchar, CNN, 27 Feb. 2022 According to the National Weather Service's Christmas Day climatology report, which has kept records since 1871, the warmest high temperature recorded was 66 degrees in 1893. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 24 Dec. 2021 American athletes headed for Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics might not be formally educated in climatology or conversant in all the relevant political arguments. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 But in the United States, which is still bickering about climatology, evolution and even basic virology, fanatics panic and lash out violently. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 The temperatures are not off par from previous Thanksgivings, with the average high temperature at 48 degrees and the average low at 32, according to the NWS' Thanksgiving Day climatology, which measured data from 1871 to 2020. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 25 Nov. 2021 The Almanac uses solar science, climatology and meteorology to form their predictions. Greta Bjornson,, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'climatology.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Keep scrolling for more

First Known Use of climatology

1813, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Buying Guide

Encourage future scientists with science kits selected by our Reviews team.

Learn More About climatology

Time Traveler for climatology

Time Traveler

The first known use of climatology was in 1813

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near climatology




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for climatology

Last Updated

26 Apr 2022

Cite this Entry

“Climatology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for climatology


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

More from Merriam-Webster on climatology Encyclopedia article about climatology


Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!