paleoclimatology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1909 a science dealing with the climate of past ages • paleoclimatologist noun

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  • Paleoclimatology — (also Palaeoclimatology) is the study of climate change taken on the scale of the entire history of Earth. It uses records from ice sheets, tree rings, sediment, and rocks to determine the past state of the climate system on Earth. Reconstructing …   Wikipedia

  • paleoclimatology — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • paleoclimatology — paleoclimatological /pay lee oh kluy meuh tl oj i keuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /pal ee /, paleoclimatologic, adj. paleoclimatologist, n. /pay lee oh kluy meuh tol euh jee/ or, esp. Brit., /pal ee /, n. the branch of paleogeography dealing with the… …   Universalium

  • paleoclimatology — noun The study of the Earths climate in the geologic past …   Wiktionary

  • paleoclimatology — n. scientific study of the climates of past geological periods …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paleoclimatology — pa·leo·climatology …   English syllables

  • paleoclimatology — pa•le•o•cli•ma•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌpeɪ li oʊˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˌpæl i [/t]] n. mer the study of paleoclimates • Etymology: 1915–20 pa le•o•cli ma•tol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • paleoclimatology — noun the study of the climate of past ages • Syn: ↑palaeoclimatology • Hypernyms: ↑archeology, ↑archaeology * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pale + climatology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Climate — For other uses, see Climate (disambiguation). Worldwide Climate Classifications Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature …   Wikipedia

  • Proxy (climate) — Climate proxies are preserved physical characteristics of the past that enable scientists to reconstruct the climatic conditions that prevailed during much of the Earth s history. As reliable modern records of climate only began in the 1880s,… …   Wikipedia

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