[pey-lee-oh-klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
the branch of paleogeography dealing with the study of paleoclimates.
also paleo-climatology, 1920, from paleo- + climatology. Related: Paleoclimatologist.
The scientific study of climatic conditions, along with their causes and effects, in the geologic past. These conditions are reconstructed on the basis of evidence found in the geologic record, especially in the form of glacial deposits, fossils, sediments, and rock and ice cores. Because much of the geologic record studied in paleoclimatology predates humans, this research is valuable for weighing the relative influence of human and natural causes of global climate change. It also provides test situations for computerized climate modeling systems used to predict present-day climate changes.
[pey-lee-oh-kuh n-sur-vuh-tiv or, esp. British, pal-ee-oh-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ kənˈsɜr və tɪv or, esp. British, ˈpæl i oʊ-/ noun 1. a person advocating an older, traditional type of conservatism, especially in politics. adjective 2. noting or pertaining to such people or their views.
- Palais glide
/ˈpæleɪ/ noun 1. a dance with high kicks and gliding steps in which performers link arms in a row
- Palais de danse
/palɛ də dɑ̃s/ noun 1. a dance hall
[pa-le] /paˈlɛ/ noun, plural palais. 1. French. a palace, especially a French government or municipal building.