Definition of palaeoceanography in English:

palaeoceanography

Pronunciation /ˌpalɪˌəʊʃəˈnɒɡrəfi/ /ˌpeɪlɪˌəʊʃəˈnɒɡrəfi/

noun

  • The conditions and processes occurring in oceans in the past; the branch of science that deals with these.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in William Arkell (1904–1958), geologist. From palaeo- + oceanography.