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climatology

The study of the origins and impacts of climates.

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015

... The scientific study of climates...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... The study of the origins and impacts of climates. For cultural climatology, see cultural turn...

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008

... The study of climate in all its aspects and of the phenomena associated with it. See also palaeoclimatology ; physical climatology ; synoptic climatology...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017

... The study of climate , climate processes, and climate change...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
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 climatology considers latitude and other geographical factors in the climatic study of a particular place or...

Climatology

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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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...as those modified through human activities. The most sharply modified surfaces are in the cities; as a result, urban climatology has now become an important component of physical climatology. [ See Urbanization .] Dynamic and synoptic climatology. The term “dynamic climatology” was first used by Tor Bergeron in 1929 , when he suggested that the concept of air masses and fronts might be adapted to develop a comprehensive dynamic climatology. Since then, the approach used by dynamic climatologists has evolved into studies based on the characteristics of...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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1,377 words

...records can be built. This includes all of the Anatolian Plateau, the Taurus Mountains, the Anti-Taurus, and the Lebanon. The method is accurate to the year and sometimes to a specific season. Historical Climatology. The development of a historical climatology, in which the written record for several millennia is merged with other climatological observations, is the most tantalizing aspect of any consideration of Near Eastern climate. To date, no reliable corpus exists of the entire hieroglyphic, cuneiform, biblical, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and...

physical climatology

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008

...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 determined. See also synoptic climatology...

applied climatology

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

...climatology This describes, defines, interprets, and explains the relationships between climate conditions and countless weather-sensitive activities. For example, in business, applied climatology embraces interactions with marketing, sales, customer services, research support, and the delivery arm for climatological data and information. See the journal Theoretical and Applied Climatology ; see also McKendry (2002) PPG 26, 3, 462 for a review, and Souch and Grimmond (2006) PPG 30, 2, 270 , on applied climatology: urban...

synoptic climatology

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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2003

...climatology Synoptic climatology is the branch of climatology that concentrates on the links between atmospheric circulation and the weather and climate conditions experienced in a given area or at a given location. The subject is a broad one and may concentrate either on a single climate variable, such as precipitation, or on groups of measures, involving temperature, sunshine, etc., but the link is always made between these manifestations of atmospheric circulation and the circulation itself. Synoptic climatological studies are, by their nature,...

ecological climatology

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

...climatology ( eclimatology ) An interdisciplinary approach to the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the climate system. The central theme is that terrestrial ecosystems, through their cycling of energy, water, chemical elements, and trace gases, are important determinants of climate (G. Bonan 2008 ; but see Beerling (2003) Trends Ecol. Evol. 18, 2...

synoptic climatology

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008

...climatology The study of the general weather over a particular region in terms of the various synoptic situations that may occur. This may be contrasted with the more general information about climate represented by such classifications as the Köppen classification , which averages conditions over all synoptic...

Cloud Climatology

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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...Climatology A cloud climatology is a database that contains average properties of clouds within specific geographic regions and their variation with time. The combination of the need to answer questions about the various aspects of clouds and the limitations of existing observations dictates the set of cloud properties to be accumulated, the time intervals at which these are to be reported, and the areas over which averages are to be made. The earliest cloud climatologies were constructed in the first half of the twentieth century from subjective...

Climatology: Methods

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Sharon E. Nicholson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Archaeology
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12,177 words
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...of the early assessments 4 were based on a very small handful of stations. Since that time much effort has gone into digitizing and making available temperature and precipitation data sets for Africa. The best known are the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) assembled by NOAA, the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) archive that is the responsibility of the German Weather Service, and three data sets compiled by the University of East Anglia and the University of Delaware. In general, considerably more precipitation data are available than...

air-mass climatology

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008

...climatology A method of describing the climate of a particular region in terms of the type and frequency of the air masses that affect the region during a representative...

Meteorology and Climatology

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Kristine C. Harper

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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2015

...Earth’s Climate Future. Until the mid-twentieth century, climatology remained a geography-driven descriptive study of atmospheric averages and extremes and their relationship to vegetation, latitude, and altitude. Based on observational data collected over many years, the resulting classification schemes and climatological studies provided useful information to any profession at the mercy of the elements (e.g., architects and engineers, farmers, and water managers). Regional climatological studies were also important to political empires that controlled...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Language reference
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186 words

... • haji • algae • Angie • argy-bargy , Panaji • edgy , sedgy, solfeggi, veggie, wedgie • cagey , stagy • mangy , rangy • Fiji , gee-gee, squeegee • Murrumbidgee , ridgy, squidgy • dingy , fringy, mingy, stingy, whingy • cabbagy • prodigy • effigy • villagey • porridgy • strategy • cottagey • dodgy , podgy, splodgy, stodgy • pedagogy • Georgie , orgy • ogee • Fuji • bhaji , budgie, pudgy, sludgy, smudgy • bulgy • bungee , grungy, gungy, scungy, spongy • allergy , analogy, genealogy, hypallage, metallurgy, mineralogy,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
34 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
22 words
climatology

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
21 words

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