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Term Climatology

Branch of physical geography that studies the climate. It counts and studies the climatic regions, their temporal and spatial variations, climate change and the influence of climate over life on Earth.

In the Dominican Republic, there are two institutions responsible for climate information: the National Weather Bureau and the National Institute of Water Resources. Currently there are no universities or colleges where the weather can be studied as a career. However, the Bachelor’s degree in Geography, taught at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, includes two classes related to this field.1

1Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Programas de Estudio [en línea]. (Consulta: 22 feb. 2011).

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