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climatology

[klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the science that deals with the phenomena of climates or climatic conditions.
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Origin of climatology

First recorded in 1835–45; climate + -o- + -logy
Related formscli·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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  • 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 climatologist

climatology

noun
  1. the study of climate
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Derived Formsclimatologic (ˌklaɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk) or climatological, adjectiveclimatologically, adverbclimatologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for climatologist

n.

1844, from climatology + -ist.

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climatology

n.

"scientific study of climates," 1803, from climate + -ology.

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climatology

[klī′mə-tŏlə-jē]
  1. 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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