China Metrological Administration
In the long course of human beings to recognize climate, the study has involved a wide range of subjects, a great number of important persons, and a complicated set of incidents. All of them have made it extremely difficult for us to figure out the logical chain of the climate development. However, the development process of climate for thousands of years is very important, especially for the construction of climatology discipline. Based on a large number of previous studies, this paper attempts to review the significant incidents and persons along the development course of climatology in the temporal context. It will finally work out how human beings understood climate, and discuss the contribution to contemporary climatological development.