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microclimate

Syllabification: mi·cro·cli·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌklīmət
 
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Definition of microclimate in English:

noun

The climate of a very small or restricted area, especially when this differs from the climate of the surrounding area.
Example sentences
  • Generally, we take a microclimate to be the climate of a small environment such as a town, forest or garden.
  • I live in an area of microclimates, where the weather can be completely different around the corner.
  • There are also microclimates, which are differences within the normal climate of a region.

Derivatives

microclimatic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˌklīˈmatik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Mountains control climate on global to microclimatic scales.
  • Many natural microclimatic gradients exist that could be used to better understand species response to small changes in climate.
  • The microclimatic data from two summer days show the effects of increased radiation.

microclimatically

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Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˌklīˈmatik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Since the mid-1980s, he is interested in research on microclimatically extreme habitats of scree slopes.
  • To overcome this, an artisan meadow grower cultivated for us-off-site-four different microclimatically tuned meadows as sods: emergent edge, wet and sunny, dry and shaded, and dry and full sun.
  • Outside Scandinavia it is mainly an epiphytic species both in England and Central Europe where it grows in microclimatically humid forests, e.g. near waterfalls.

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