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Biometeorology

Biometeorology  

The scientific study of the interactions between living organisms and their atmospheric environment, called biometeorology, is one of the interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or cross-disciplinary ...
climate

climate  

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The characteristic pattern of weather elements in an area over a period. The weather elements include temperature, rainfall, humidity, solar insolation, wind, etc. The climate of a large area is ...
climatology

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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37 words

Scientific study of Earth's climates. Physical climatology investigates relationships between temperature, pressure, winds, precipitation, and other weather phenomena. Regional

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
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Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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3,421 words
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The science of climate takes as its object the physical state of the atmosphere over identified time periods at specific

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Archaeology, History
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1,377 words

Paleoenvironmental reconstructions for the ancient Near East rely in part on investigating past weather patterns. These investigations are based on

continentality

continentality  

A measure of how the climate of a place is affected by its remoteness from the oceans and oceanic air. The difference between the average temperatures prevailing in January and July is most often ...
Geography and Climate

Geography and Climate  

Contrasting geographical circumstances give rise to the wide variety of climates found throughout the world. The primary geographical influences are latitude, the Earth's surface topography, and ...
meteorology

meteorology  

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The study and science of all aspects of the atmosphere—weather and climate—aiming to understand the physical and chemical nature of the atmosphere, its dynamical behaviour, and its complex ...
Milutin Milankovitch

Milutin Milankovitch  

(1879–1958)A Serbian mathematician and physicist from the University of Belgrade, Milankovitch made important studies of solar radiation. He concluded that there were periodic changes in the amount ...
physical climatology

physical climatology  

The principal field of climatology, which aims to study and describe the climate of a region in terms of the physical factors (such as continentality, oceanicity, topography, etc.) by which it is ...
sea level

sea level  

The level of the surface of the ocean, based on the average level between high and low tides, which is used as a datum when calculating the height of features on land or depth in the ocean. It is ...

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