microclimatology


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mi·cro·cli·mate

 (mī′krō-klī′mĭt)
n.
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.
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microclimatology

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˌklaɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) the study of climate on a small scale, as of a city
microclimatologic, ˌmicroˌclimatoˈlogical adj
ˌmicroˌclimaˈtologist n
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microclimatology

1. the study of minute gradations in climate that are due to the nature of the terrain.
2. the study of microclimates or climates of limited areas, as houses or communities. — microclimatologist, n. — microclimatologic, microclimatological, adj.
See also: Climate
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