85. Climate


See also 142. ENVIRONMENT ; 417. WEATHER

climatography
the science of the description of climate. — climatographer , n. — climatographical , adj .
climatology
the science that studies climate or climatic conditions. — climatologist , n . — climatologic, climatological , adj .
cryptoclimate
the climate of the inside of a building, airliner, or space ship, as distinguished from that on the outside.
hyetography
the study of the geographical distribution of rainfall by annual totals. — hyetographic, hyetographical , adj .
meteorology
the science that studies climate and weather variations. — meteorologie, meteorological , adj . — meteorologist , n .
microclimatology
1. the study of minute gradations in climate that are due to the nature of the terrain.
2. the study of microclimates or climates of limited areas, as houses or communities. — microclimatologist , n. — microclimatologic, microclimatological , adj .
phenology
the branch of biology that studies the relation between variations in climate and periodic biological phenomena, as the migration of birds or the flowering of plants. — phenologist , n . — phenologic, phenological , adj .

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