climatology

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

Origin:
1835–45; climate + -o- + -logy

climatologic [klahy-muh-tl-oj-ik] , climatological, adjective
climatologically, adverb
climatologist, noun
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climatology (ˌklaɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of climate
 
climatologic
 
adj
 
climato'logical
 
adj
 
climato'logically
 
adv
 
clima'tologist
 
n

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climatology
1843, from climate + -ology. Related: Climatologist (1886).
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climatology   (klī'mə-tŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
My parents are both professors, one in biology and the other in climatology.
It is also frankly insulting to the reasoned approach these persons have taken
  with regard to climatology.
Must be too many fossils in the anthropology department, or too many
  journalists studying climatology.
Climatology has always been a fluid science of high complexity, making any
  accurate prediction virtually impossible.
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