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What is Climatology?

In order to understand Climatology, one must understand what a climate is.  It is not the same as weather.  Weather is the day to day changes in precipitation, cloud cover, atmospheric pressure, and wind.  Climate is an accumulation of weather events over an extended period of time.  Climatology is the study of the weather and its changes over long periods of time.  

What is a normal Climatological Period?

The normal period used to study climates is 30 years.

Elements of Climate:

  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • Air Pressure
  • Wind
  • Humidity
  • Cloud Cover