Climate

Science / Weather / Climate: The historical record and description of average daily and in seasonal weather events that help describe a region. Statistics are generally drawn over several decades. The word is derived from the Greek klima, meaning inclination, and reflects the importance early scholars attributed to the sun's influence.

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Climate Noun Synonyms: weather, clime
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Paleoclimate

Science / Geology / Paleoclimate: The climate of a given area at a specific time in the past. Paleoclimates can be read from the rocks much as areas with different types of climates produce sediments with specific characteristics toda MORE

Mesoclimate

Life Style / Wine / Mesoclimate: This term describes the climate of a small area, typically an individual vineyard or hillside. Related terms include macroclimate and microclimate. MORE

Macroclimate

Life Style / Wine / Macroclimate: A term used to describe the climate of a large area, such as a entire wine-producing region. Related terms include mesoclimate and microclimate. The macroclimate has an obvious effect on the grapes. MORE

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