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Keywords:

  • climate;
  • climatology;
  • publications

Abstract

The paper traces the origins of the terms climate and climatology in the English language. The term climate has a 600-year history, but only came into widespread scientific use about 150 years ago. Climatology began to find wide usage in the mid-late 19th century. Copyright © 2012 Royal Meteorological Society