microclimate(redirected from Microclimates)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
The climate of a small, specific place within an area as contrasted with the climate of the entire area.
mi′cro·cli·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.
mi′cro·cli′ma·to·log′ic (-mə-tə-lŏj′ĭk), mi′cro·cli′ma·to·log′i·cal adj.
mi′cro·cli′ma·tol′o·gy (-tŏl′ə-jē) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Environmental Science) the atmospheric conditions affecting an individual or a small group of organisms, esp when they differ from the climate of the rest of the community
2. (Environmental Science) the entire environment of an individual or small group of organisms
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
The climate of a small, specific place within a larger area. An area as small as a yard or park can have several different microclimates depending on how much sunlight, shade, or exposure to the wind there is at a particular spot.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.