Definition of paleoclimate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpālēōklīmət/


A climate prevalent at a particular time in the geological past.
Example sentences
  • Through analysis of the paleoclimate record as well as a number of climate model simulations, we also suggest that it is very unlikely that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning will cease to be active in the near future.
  • The palaeoclimates during coal accumulation must have been very humid and very warm.
  • The origin of the Brejos has been associated with humid paleoclimates established after the middle Tertiary, especially during interglacial phases of the Pleistocene.



Pronunciation: /-klīˈmatik/
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  • Comparable Pliocene palaeoclimatic fluctuations can also be seen in Southern Ocean silicoplankton records and marine isotopic records, and in seismic reconstructions of Antarctic glacial stratigraphy.
  • It may also prove possible in individual cases to quantitatively calibrate the trace elements for palaeoclimatic variables such as rainfall.
  • Periods of loess deposition are found to correlate with glacial periods when loess profiles are compared to palaeoclimatic evidence from deep-sea cores.


Pronunciation: /-ˌklīməˈtäləjist/
Example sentences
  • Consequently, the field is becoming much more interesting and dynamic, with collaborations bringing together, for example, paleontologists, ecologists, paleoclimatologists, and geologists.
  • It is well-known amongst paleoclimatologists that there are no successful CO2 measurements from Greenland, the record shown is obviously from Antarctica.
  • Much more work will have to be done by ocean modellers and palaeoclimatologists before the factors behind the variability are understood.


Pronunciation: /-ˌklīməˈtäləjē/
Example sentences
  • Rather, many arbitrarily isolated ‘disciplines ‘- geology, micro-biology, paleoclimatology, atmospheric chemistry and geochemistry - are intrinsic to knowledge of life's history.’
  • Transfer functions are frequently employed in Quaternary palaeoclimatology because they provide an important method of reconstructing past climatic conditions.
  • The technique allows estimation of growth rate of speleothems at any interval of interest, which is one of several possible uses in palaeoclimatology.

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Syllabification: pa·le·o·cli·mate

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