[ klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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the science that deals with the phenomena of climates or climatic conditions.
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OTHER WORDS FROM climatologycli·ma·to·log·ic [klahy-muh-tl-oj-ik], /ˌklaɪ mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, cli·ma·to·log·i·cal, adjectivecli·ma·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverbcli·ma·tol·o·gist, noun
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How to use climatology in a sentence
In other words, climatology argued against going for a major snowstorm here.How an imperfect snowstorm forecast turned out mostly right|Jason Samenow|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
That’s why scientists — not just in epidemiology, but in physics, ecology, climatology, economics and every other field — don’t build models as oracles of the future.The Hard Lessons of Modeling the Coronavirus Pandemic|Jordana Cepelewicz|January 28, 2021|Quanta Magazine
When I reached Heidi Cullen, chief climatologist for Climate Central, she remarked on the glorious weather we were enjoying.Earth Day: Discussing the Coming Climate Crisis With Heidi Cullen|Dominique Browning|April 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
University of East Anglia climatologist Phil Jones followed in his footsteps when some emails of his leaked to the press.The 2009 Daily Beast Political Awards|Samuel P. Jacobs|December 23, 2009|DAILY BEAST
So far as known, however, no geologist or climatologist has discussed the probable climatic effects of increased salinity.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for climatology
/ (ˌklaɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of climate
Derived forms of climatologyclimatologic (ˌklaɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk) or climatological, adjectiveclimatologically, adverbclimatologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for climatology
[ klī′mə-tŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of climates, including the causes and long-term effects of variation in regional and global climates. Climatology also studies how climate changes over time and is affected by human actions.
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