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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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This is the normal requirement which they usually ask for in other climes where they have been financing mortgages across the world.
Harry Dean Merstham, Surrey ATHE bad weather was actually caused by the Jet Stream, which allows winds from warmer southerly climes to flow over Britain or colder air from Arctic regions.
But I'd love to be a travel writer, visiting sunny climes and seeing different places, that would be my dream job.
GENIAL former Reds striker Dirk Kuyt may now be gone from these shores - to the far sunnier climes of Turkey - but he'll not be forgotten in a hurry, not if he keeps on raiding the dressing up box like this anyway.
PAT Eddery has a decent prospect on his hands in the shape of Cooler Climes, who should be followed in the lingfieldpark.
cantfeelmyfeet StonestreetFarm Rachel Alexandra keeps a close watch on her spirited colt by Curlin, born on 22/01, as they enjoy the snowfall Bloodstock agents David Redvers and Liam Norris don't seem to be enjoying the cold snap here in Britain (too used to jetsetting to more exotic climes maybe?
Bookings from Edinburgh this winter for sunnier climes are up 27 per cent year on year, according to the Co-operative Travel agency.
2] Week of Regions and Cities as they prepared for Denmark's crucial world summit, which could not only help Teesside's renewable energy sector help the UK cut carbon emissions by 80%, but also prevent manufacturing from jumping ship to less environmentally scrupulous climes.
These ringtailed lemurs might well be used to the sunny climes of Madagascar, but they still found the Staffordshire skies too hot to handle yesterday.
Until then though, there are ocean-hued S2A lace-ups to keep us on a stylishly even keel through pedicure-shy climes.
Maybe that is why officials from more glamourous climes of Mexico and New Zealand failed to make formal bids to the IAAF to stage the World Half Marathon Championships next year.
MANY people escaping to warmer climes may be tempted to buy the exotic souvenirs they see in markets, bazaars and shops.