from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The meteorological study of climates and their phenomena.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science that deals with climates, and investigates their phenomena and causes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of climates and investigates their phenomena and causes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of climate; the study of the climatic conditions of different parts of the earth's surface, or of particular regions: nearly equivalent to meteorology, which is more commonly used.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. meteorology of climates and their phenomena
Since I obtained my doctorate in climatology from the University of London, Queen Mary College, England my career has spanned two climate cycles.
Without significant evidence of its predictive ability, climatology is no better than astrology.
Would you say that in terms of applied CS, climatology is behind bioinformatics?
When I say "thousands" I mean all the scientists in climatology, meteorology and related disciplines who have contributed to any aspect of our understanding of AGW.
All of these people are properly credentialed in climatology and/or meteorology.
This is a personal essay about the last decade or two of my life as a novelist, about how and why my books have so often been about environmental issues, and about how the recent paradigm shift in climatology, recognizing the reality in the past and probably the future of abrupt climate change, became a central feature of the new trilogy of Utopian novels I am writing. by David Brin.
The best thinking in climatology tells us that the Earth is getting warmer, that warming results from the increased release of carbon into the atmosphere, and that we can, through drastic reductions in the usage of oil and coal, slow that increase.
As noted by Bacon's Rebellion over a week ago, there are but two scientists on this panel, neither of whom have any training in climatology or meteorology.
That said, I would like to extend invitations to any of my colleagues in climatology or meteorology to join this discussion by posting a blog on this site or even coming on The Climate Code.
There are also too many scientists with no background in climatology or atmospheric or geological sciences trying to join the debate as well.