Definition of climatology in English:

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Pronunciation: /klʌɪməˈtɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The scientific study of climate: the role of clouds is one of the big conundrums of climatology
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  • The manuscripts provide a written testimony to the skill of African scientists, in astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, medicine and climatology in the Middle Ages.
  • Among these are astronomy, climatology, ecology, evolutionary biology, geology, and paleontology.
  • Such measurements of hours of bright sunshine have limitations when applied to the study of climatology of grapevines.



Pronunciation: /klʌɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • These ‘anomalies’ describe the difference between anticipated rainfall and temperature and climatological average rainfall and temperature for spring or summer.
  • The climatological observatory was located 200 m from the variety trial plots.
  • Of the various climatological elements such as sunlight, humidity, temperature, rainfall, evaporation, and wind, the canopy has greatest effect on sunlight, wind, and evaporation.


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  • In fact, it was in this time period, they may say, that aerosols were first found to be as climatologically significant as greenhouse gases.
  • Annual deviations from climatologies at each station were calculated by subtracting climatologically averaged degree-day values from annual values.
  • It's still possible to get some snow, said Jones, but ‘the window of time when that is likely to happen climatologically is closing as we move towards the end of February.’


Pronunciation: /klʌɪməˈtɒlədʒɪst/
Example sentences
  • We climatologists describe this in terms of the climate sensitivity, the warming that results in equilibrium from a doubling of CO2.
  • It was not long before naturalists and climatologists began to see the possible damage that was being done to the environment.
  • These have been broken down by climatologists into four main periods.

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