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climate

[klī′mit]
Etymology: Gk, klima, inclination
1 a composite of the prevailing weather conditions that characterize any particular geographic region, including air pressure, temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and humidity. Because these factors affect health, they must be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of certain illnesses, especially those affecting respiration.
2 the general condition surrounding something, as in a climate of goodwill. climatic, adj.

climate

the general meteorological conditions prevailing in a given area.

climate

the total environmental effect of ambient temperature, barometric pressure, radiation, oxygen concentration, water precipitation, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and sunlight hours or cloud cover. Called also weather.

climate classes
includes tropical, semitropical, desert, arid, semiarid, temperate, subarctic, arctic, polar.
climate envelope
the range of climatic variation in which a species can persist in the face of competitors, predators and disease.
climate impact
includes overall statements of total effect of climate such as wind-chill index, temperature-humidity index, effective temperature.

Patient discussion about climate

Q. If you are an asthmatic, is it better to live in a cold climate or hot climate?

A. Well, I'm not a doctor and I guess you should consult one cause each patient can get allergic asthma from different things but as an asthmatic I can tell you it's not necessarily has to do with cold/warm tough humidity and haziness are definitely important factors for some of us. I tend to get more attacks in places with these factors and in my country, the city which is considered with the "best air" for asthmatics has a dry and cold weather...

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And while forays into non-temperate climes such as Brazil, Algeria and India created memorable additions to the historical canon, the legacy in terms of contextual appropriateness and physical durability is decidedly more mixed (AR February 2006).
THEIR summer pop songs are bathed in Californian sunshine but Charley and Hattie Webb are from cooler climes - the coast of Kent.
While she hasn't spent her entire life here, Ness came to Glendale in 1941 from Minnesota after a doctor advised her husband to move to warmer climes to avoid falling victim to pneumonia.
Carter has the ability to win, but he hasn't done enough overseas to merit strong advice because, if anything, McManus is more solid in foreign climes than on home shores.
Because trees grow better in southern climes, it was suggested she take her work to Chile, which has industries that resemble Canada's.
I fear that Jowitt's new book--simply by awarding equal time to Broadway as to the sterner climes of classical ballet--could add fuel to these flames.