pa·​leo·​cli·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-ˌklī-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce paleoclimatology (audio) , especially British ˌpa- \

Definition of paleoclimatology

: a science dealing with the climate of past ages

Other Words from paleoclimatology

paleoclimatologist \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​ˌklī-​mə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce paleoclimatology (audio) , especially British  ˌpa-​ \ noun

Examples of paleoclimatology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this effort, dendrochronologists’ work is part of a larger, relatively new field called paleoclimatology, or the study of ancient climate. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Nov. 2021 Climate science has from its very beginnings been a wonderfully multidisciplinary endeavor, encompassing biology, chemistry, history, paleoclimatology and, yes, physics. Gavin Schmidt, Scientific American, 12 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of paleoclimatology

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paleoclimatology

paleo- + climatology

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The first known use of paleoclimatology was circa 1909

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“Paleoclimatology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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