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Climatology is a branch of atmospheric science as well as geographical and environmental science.

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Climate is a dynamical system that is based upon the long term averages and behaviour of Earth's atmosphere both on the global scale and the regional scale. This topic aims to help your understanding of the basics of climate science as well as the many impactors climate has on the Earth as well as the impactors the Earth has on the climate.

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History[edit | edit source]

  • A brief history of Climatology

Outline[edit | edit source]

Level 1: The Earths' Radiation Budget[edit | edit source]

Circulations[edit | edit source]

  • Atmospheric Circulation
  • Oceanic Circulation

Cycles[edit | edit source]

  • Diurnal Cycle
  • Seasonal Cycle

Perturbations[edit | edit source]

  • Short term (1 year to 1,000 years)
  • Middle term (1,000 years to 10,000 years)
  • Long term (10,000 years to 1,000,000 years)


  • Weather forecasting
  • Weather phenomena
  • Climate basics
  • Weather observations and other data
  • Solar forcing
  • Atmospheric Circulation
  • Ocean circulation
  • Earth radiation budget
  • Glaciation and Sea Ice cover
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Climate models, General Circulation Models

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