[ klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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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Example sentences from the Web for climatology
University of East Anglia climatologist Phil Jones followed in his footsteps when some emails of his leaked to the press.
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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