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.
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Cold-air pools (CAPs), the accumulation of cold air in a closed basin, are a well-known microclimatological phenomenon (e.g., Neff and King 1989; Whiteman et al.
fabrilis is probably more related to pedological (possibly soil stability or differences in grain size near the inner dune front) or microclimatological (less buffered temperatures far from the sea) conditions and, possibly, the reason for the observed clustered occurrence.
Microclimatological investigations in the tropical alpine scrub of Maui, Hawaii: evidence for a drought-induced alpine timberline.
The maximum monthly temperatures recorded from July to December 1875 show good agreement with contemporary data from the nearby Cocobeach meteorological station, although there are discrepancies in minimum temperature that may be due to either instrumental problems or microclimatological differences between the recording sites.