- the average atmospheric conditions over a long period of time.
- the current and temporary atmospheric conditions.
USED TO DESCRIBE CLIMATE OVER SMALL AREAS
- the climate or weather conditions of a relatively large area, usually
24 to 50 miles.
climate - the climate or weather conditions of a smaller localized
area; ex. a valley,
stand of trees, open field, sides of a hill, etc.
- the climate or weather conditions of a very small area, ex. inside vs.
a canopy, upper vs. lower leaf surface, etc.
CLIMATIC ZONES (determined by position of earth relative to
between the 23 1/2o latitude N and S of equator.
the Tropic of Cancer (off S. tip of Fla. and middle of Mexico) and the
Tropic of Capricorn
rarely if ever freezes
between the 23 1/2o and 66 1/2o latitude N &
Tropic of Cancer and Arctic Circle, and Tropic of Capricorn and Antarctic
and cold seasons
often used to describe the southern most area of the Temperate Climatic
(ex. South Florida and Rio Grande Valley), but it is not an official climatic
The area between
the 66 1/2o N latitude and the N. Pole and the 66 1/2o
S latitude and the S. Pole.
North of Arctic
Circle, and south of Antarctic circle.
cold and frozen