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microclimate
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
The local climate of a given site or habitat varying in size from a tiny crevice to a large land area, but being usually characterized by considerable uniformity of climate over the site involved and relatively local as compared to its enveloping macroclimate from which it differs because of local climatic factors (such as elevation and exposure).
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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Broader Term
climate
Related Term
bioclimate
microclimatology
microhabitats
Spanish
microclima
Term Number
52294