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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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She says the "apex" of her career began in 2016, when she won a $478,000 Faculty Early Career Development award--also known as a CAREER award--from the National Science Foundation to support her research in paleoclimatology.
Or, to be more charitable, they know about as much about the mind-boggling complexities of global oceanography, geology, atmospheric thermodynamics and paleoclimatology as the rest of us non-experts, but they elect to hear what they want to hear, dignifying their opportunism as "scepticism".
After reviewing the principles of paleoclimatology and paleobiogeography and presenting a chronology, they discuss terrestrial tetrapod horizons in India, the Permian period: the beginnings of Gondwana sedimentation, the Triassic period: pan-Gaean world, the Jurassic period: time of the giants, the Cretaceous period, the Paleocene period, the Paleocene-Eocene transition: initial collision with Asia, the making of the Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau, the neogene Siwalik group, and the evolution of Indian summer monsoons.
Ecological control of sedimentary accommodation: evolution from a carbonate ramp to rimmed shelf, Upper Miocene, Balearic Islands, Paleogeography Paleoclimatology Paleoecology, 175, 249-72.
The backbone of paleoclimatology is the reconstruction and accurate quantification of key climate parameters in the past.
She previously was a postdoctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, after receiving her PhD in paleoclimatology from the James Cook University, Australia.
Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, Springer Science & Business Media, Dordrecht, 1047 pp.
His lab, the Laboratory for Stable Isotope Science, applies this research to a wide range of disciplinary areas, including environmental science, ecology, anthropology, geography, geology, limnology, mammalian biology, paleoclimatology, and paleontology.