Temperate Zone


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Tem·per·ate Zone

 (tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
Either of two intermediate latitude zones of the earth, the North Temperate Zone, between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer, or the South Temperate Zone, between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn.

Temperate Zone

n
(Physical Geography) those parts of the earth's surface lying between the Arctic Circle and the tropic of Cancer and between the Antarctic Circle and the tropic of Capricorn

Tem′perate Zone`


n.
the part of the earth between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere or between the tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle in the Southern Hemisphere, having a climate that is warm in the summer, cold in the winter, and moderate in the spring and fall.

Temperate Zone

Either of two zones of the Earth of intermediate latitude, the North Temperate Zone, between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer, or the South Temperate Zone, between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn.
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Noun1.Temperate Zone - the part of the Earth's surface between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer or between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of CapricornTemperate Zone - the part of the Earth's surface between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer or between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by temperate climate
climatic zone - any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude
Translations
mérsékelt égöv
References in classic literature ?
These Kaolians are most noble fighters, nor are the green men of the equator one whit less warlike than their cold, cruel cousins of the temperate zone.
The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitant of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.
The middle region of our being is the temperate zone.
Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones.
This is an appearance which I have never observed in the temperate zones.
Then came the rain--not as it comes to us of the temperate zones, but as a mighty avalanche of water--a deluge which spills tons instead of drops upon the bending forest giants and the terrified creatures which haunt their shade.
But one day it will be, because global warming will hit the countries closer to the equator far harder than the fortunate countries of the temperate zone, and the main casualty will be food production in the tropics and the subtropics.
Most of our wars were fought to obtain sparsely populated temperate zone land for the colonization of our people.
The northerly migration of temperate zone fish under the influence of climate change could be good news for Arctic fisheries in northern Canada, Russia and Norway, Dr Cheung predicted.
17 million hectares whereas rangelands of KP consist of Alpine and sub-alpine pastures, Trans-Himalayan Grazing lands (Dry temperate zone), Himalayan Forest Grazing lands (Moist temperate zone and sub-tropical humid zone), arid/semi-arid rangelands in sub-tropical dry ecological zone located in the valleys of Peshawar, Mardan and upper Indus plains of D.
Miles of undulating, velvety green pastures are framed by the immense blue fabric of the Pacific and are broken by stands of ironwood trees that serve as windbreaks At about 3,000 feet elevation I am in the Summer Dry-Warm Temperate Zone.
Various climatic zones found in the study area, in order of increasing altitude include; a) semi-arid humid-temperate zone (450-600m), b) warm temperate zone (600-1100m), c) temperate zone (1100-1500m), d) cool temperate zone (1500-1900 m), e) cold temperate zone (1900-3200m), f) alpine pastures (2300-4700m), and e) snow and ice zone (4700-7690m).