paleoclimatology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paleoclimatology the study of the climate of past ages
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paleoclimatology The study of climatic conditions of the past periods of geologic time. It is based upon the examination of a large body of paleontologic and stratigraphic evidence; geographical distribution, migration, and evolution of fossil faunas and floras; upon the kind and degree of rock-disintegration during various geologic epochs; and also upon chemical and physical researches upon the interrelations of the constituents of the atmosphere and the oceanic waters with the deposition of carbonate rocks.
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Usage


In news:

The National Climatic Data Center has a paleoclimatology division that looks at climate from the past.
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In science:

In addition to the extraterrestrial factors, there are also terrestrial factors which are in fact most often claimed by the paleoclimatological community to affect climatic variability on geological time scales.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Therefore, one of the main questions still open in paleoclimatology is the relevant importance of each climatic factor.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
The paleoclimatological data of Crowell , Frakes et al. and Veizer et al. [103] is summarized in table II, together with our adopted age for the mid point of the ice-age epochs and its error.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Panels (C) (D) and (E) describe the paleoclimatological record of the past Eon.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Unfortunately, most if not all observational data used here, whether astronomical, meteoritic, or paleoclimatological does not come without a grain of salt.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
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