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Applications of Climatology
Applications of climatology

Applied climatology was first defined by Landsberg and Jacobs as “the scientific analysis of a statistical collective of individual weather conditions directed toward a useful application for an operational purpose” (Hobbs, 1997; Mather, 1972). Changnon (2005b, p. 915) provides a more useful definition: “Applied climatology describes, defines, interprets, and explains the relationships between climate conditions and countless weather-sensitive activities.” But as Changnon (2005a, 2005b) explains, applied climatology is very broad and eclectic since it overlaps with many disciplines. Thus, an applied climatologist must be a “jack-of-many-trades,” being conversant not just in climatology and the atmospheric sciences but also in disciplines affected by weather and climate, such as agriculture, business, and engineering.

Changnon (1995) provides a model for applied climatology that contains ...

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