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The study of climatic conditions, and their causes and effects, in the geologic past, using evidence found in glacial deposits, fossils, and sediments.

pa′le·o·cli′ma·tol′o·gist n.


(Geological Science) a variant spelling of palaeoclimatology


(ˌpeɪ li oʊˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

the study of paleoclimates.
pa`le•o•cli`ma•tol′o•gist, n.
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Noun1.paleoclimatology - the study of the climate of past ages
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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His specialties include low-temperature geochemistry, hydrogeology and paleoclimatology.
I was, however, chagrined when forced to acknowledge that I am among the group he says shows a "profound ignorance of paleoclimatology.
Paleoclimatology, which is the study of past climate conditions based on the geologic record, shows that changing levels of GHGs in the atmosphere have been associated with climatic change as far back as the geological record extends.
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Contract awarded for Purchase of equipment for research laboratory for archaeology and paleoclimatology supported by conicyt 1120454 project, cost center 1886, purchase request no.
Each chapter concentrates on a specific field of study: petrology and volcanology; tectonics, geobiology, and paleoclimatology, and ends with an overview of geoinformatics: a look at the advances in computer modeling and an approach to a synergistic way of looking at processes that govern our planet and its atmosphere as a system.
The University of Pittsburgh research team-which included, from Pitt's Department of Geology and Planetary Science, Mark Abbott, associate professor of paleoclimatology, and Daniel Bain, assistant professor of catchment science, along with Pitt alumnus Byron A.
His research interests are in paleoecology and paleoclimatology.
The controversy is not merely about changes in the earth's climate, because we know from historical records and paleoclimatology research that the earth's climate has always been changing.
After several years as a technician in a paleoclimatology lab, she decided to meld her lab skills and fishy passions in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program.
2009, Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology & Ancient Environments; Springer, Dordrecht.