climatic cycle

climatic cycle

[klī′mad·ik ′sī·kəl]
(climatology)
A long-period oscillation of climate which recurs with some regularity, but which is not strictly periodic. Also known as climatic oscillation.
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The fact that climatic cycle is correlated with the Glaysberg cycle is determined in different continents.
The archeological surveys showed that the decline in the number of sites documented in the New Bronze Era, extending over 450 years, to 22 signified the start of dry period of the climatic cycle along with a decrease in rainfall rate at the beginning of the 6th century BC, casting long shadow over al-Lajat region.
1987, Vostok ice core--a continuous isotope temperature record over the last climatic cycle (160 000 years): Nature, v.
But is it a climatic cycle we are going through or the result of man's reckless use of fossil fuels?
But there's George Taylor, saying that if global temperatures have been warmer in recent years, the cause is a natural climatic cycle.
Drought is a natural, somewhat mysterious part of the climatic cycle.
The 1977 shift in the Gulf of Alaska's inshore ecosystem from a community dominated by shrimp and crab to one now dominated by several species of fishes appears to be part of a natural climatic cycle.
During his trip to America, the Deputy Prime Minister might do well to realise that just as man-made emissions are not largely responsible for alterations in climate, so man-made 'solutions' will do little to steer the climatic cycle in a different direction.
Methodology of the last climatic cycle reconstruction in France from pollen data, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 80: 44-69.
Moreover, cold extremes in the global climatic cycle -- which develop about every 100,000 years -- dropped temperatures an average of nearly 6[degrees]C beginning approximately 900,000 years ago, a critical evolutionary period for archaic and modern H.