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[klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi/
the science that deals with the phenomena of climates or climatic conditions.
Origin of climatology
1835-45; climate + -o- + -logy
Related forms
[klahy-muh-tl-oj-ik] /ˌklaɪ mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
climatological, adjective
climatologically, adverb
climatologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for climatology
  • 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.
  • Most all the code and data is available for to reproduce climatology studies.
  • There's even enough money left over to fund studies of the social-economic-political effects of climatology expertise.
  • Perhaps the problem is because the science of climatology is hardly a science at all.
  • Two civil engineers published a deeply flawed electrical engineering paper in a journal for meteorology and climatology.
  • It would be a salutary event indeed were an influential organization to weigh in against pseudo-science in climatology.
  • In the field of climatology, there does appear to be a war on science.
British Dictionary definitions for climatology


the study of climate
Derived Forms
climatologic (ˌklaɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk), climatological, adjective
climatologically, adverb
climatologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for climatology

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

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climatology in Science
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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