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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However, this might not be the case for much longer, as evidence continues to mount that climate change, as we are increasingly experiencing it, is not just another instance of a climatic cycle, but the result of our short-term and irresponsible ways of life, which are detrimental to the long-term sustainability of the environment.
The escalation in dengue fever this year was due to a five- or six-year climatic cycle wherein a 1mm rise in rainfall meant an 11 per cent increase in the spread of the virus, he said.
Also, apparently, the passionarity dynamics is synchronized by Glaysberg cycle (more specifically it is synchronized with the associated climatic cycle).
But the climatic study was made in the shadow of the climatic cycle. Tephras layers were identified at 1.5 cm (olivine-diopside of Stromboli, AD 1930) and 9 cm (Augite-diopside of Vesuvius, December 17, AD 1631).
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.
Jouzel, J., Lorius, C., Petit, J.R., Genthon, C., Barkov, N.I., Kotlyakov, V.M., and Petrov, V.M., 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?
Drought is a natural, somewhat mysterious part of the climatic cycle. If soil is arid--as it is now in parts of the U.S.
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. In that light, biological response to climate change is not an ecological collapse nor does it herald the destruction of the marine ecosystem in general.
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.
The storm was unavoidable, part of the Earth's natural climatic cycle. And the cycle is due to repeat itself.