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Climatology is the science that studies climates and investigates their phenomena and causes. A climatologist is someone who studies climatology.

The study of climatology involves weather information showing moment to moment states, seasonal changes, the long term effects of weather and how climate changes over time. The study of weather and climate has become organized around spatial scales of micrometeorology mesoscale meteorology, and global and topical processes such as boundary layers, hydrometeorology, radiative transfer, clouds and global dynamics. Climatologists link information and knowledge from several disciplines: ecology, physical chemistry, geology, and oceanography. This is because the earth's climate system is driven by solar heat and the interactions of the oceans, the atmosphere, and the resulting circulation patterns.

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