macroclimate


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macroclimate

the meteorological conditions pertaining over a large area or region, more usually referred to as the climate of that area. see MICROCLIMATE.

macroclimate

the climate as described by standard meteorological information. Paints a broad picture of the weather as perceived by animals and humans, but has little relevance to pasture plants and pathogens.
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Macroclimate and plant forms: an introduction to predictive modeling in phytogeography.
In the case of climate change, respondents concluded that while understanding of macroclimate changes is relatively good, understanding of regional climate change trends and their impacts on ecosystems is poor.
Relief and surface slope, by affecting the macroclimate, help determine local soils, vegetation, and animals.
The remaining variation was systematic, and may be due to more temporally stable factors such as parent material, macroclimate, and terrain (Jenny 1941).