microclimate

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microclimate

the immediate climate in which an organism lives, such as the climate around a leaf, within the herb layer, or within an adjacent part of the soil.

microclimate

the temperature, humidity, pH and air movement at a particular level, usually an interface between two systems, e.g. ground and air, skin and air.
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About 200 watts of power are needed in a vest with a micro-climate system to cool pilots or those in vehicles such as tanks where they can tap into a power source, he said.
Motherwell owner John Boyle admitted he was embarrassed by the ninth Fir Park postponement of the season but bizarrely blamed a micro-climate for the problem.
As for your garden situation there's a lot to consider--your micro-climate for one.
The trees will grow accustomed to the micro-climate conditions of the area.
You can set off for the Guineas meeting in the kind of balmy conditions that encourage you to don a linen suit and no mittens, only to find that the cruel Rowley Mile micro-climate has seen all the crocuses eaten by penguins and the clerk of the course frozen to his walking stick at the furlong pole.
Chan grows his under a shade cloth and has created a more humid micro-climate by grouping them together.
BLESSED by translucent coastal light and its own mild micro-climate, Scotland's Banffshire Coast is a treasure trove for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists.
As any connoisseur will explain, a grape's distinctive flavor is derived from localized characteristics such as soil type, micro-climate, altitude, and the slope of the ground.
Indeed, the region's iron-rich tierra roja and subtropical micro-climate provide the world's only suitable growing conditions for shrubby mate trees.
This flows down the slope of the site, creating a cool micro-climate in the internal court and enhancing cross ventilation.
If you garden in a cool region with a warm micro-climate, however, you'll probably have ripe strawberries before the first California strawberries show up at the supermarket.
Likewise, a new forest that starts up with a different nutrient cycle or micro-climate regime may be vastly different from the forest that preceeded it.