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.
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
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