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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General distribution of vegetation follows the global macroclimatic pattern of the Earth linked to latitude, although it is affected by regional impacts of mountain ranges.
The expanding paleological record of plant distribution patterns provides a much longer time perspective that can also be evaluated based on correlations with reconstructed macroclimatic patterns.
Zhang (1992) reported that in the family Rosaceae the percentage of variance explained by macroclimatic factors (latitude) was lower than in other groups of plants, as vessel element and ray size were mainly influenced by habit.
Relating macroclimatic circulation patterns with characteristics of floods and droughts at the mesoscale.
The field sites were selected to include two different macroclimatic types: coastal and inland.