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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A type of [[climate]] characterized by moderate temperatures, that is, a region  lacking the constant [[heat]] of the [[Tropics]] or the constant cold of the polar caps; middle latitude  climate with definite seasonal rhythm in [[temperature]], with [[amplitude]] ranges reaching maximum  for the earth in the north intermediate zone.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">This is a (C) climate under the [[K&ouml;ppen classification]] (1931) and, as defined by Thornthwaite's  [[climatic classification]] scheme (1948), this is a climate with annual [[potential evapotranspiration]]  between 57 and 114 cm. <br/>''Compare'' [[megathermal climate]], [[microthermal climate]].</div><br/> </div><div class="reference">Trewartha, G. T. 1954. Introduction to Climate. 3d ed., McGraw&ndash;Hill, . 289&ndash;323. </div><br/> <div class="reference">K&ouml;ppen, W. 1931. Grundriss der Klimakunde. Walter die Gruyter Co., Berlin. </div><br/> <div class="reference">Thornthwaite, C. W. 1948. An approach toward a rational classification of climate. Geographical Review. 38.  55&ndash;94. </div><br/>  
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A type of [[climate]] characterized by moderate temperatures, that is, a region  lacking the constant [[heat]] of the [[Tropics]] or the constant cold of the polar caps; middle latitude  climate with definite seasonal rhythm in [[temperature]], with [[amplitude]] ranges reaching maximum  for the earth in the north intermediate zone.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">This is a (C) climate under the [[K&#x000f6;ppen classification]] (1931) and, as defined by Thornthwaite's  [[climatic classification]] scheme (1948), this is a climate with annual [[potential evapotranspiration]]  between 57 and 114 cm. <br/>''Compare'' [[megathermal climate]], [[microthermal climate]].</div><br/> </div><div class="reference">Trewartha, G. T. 1954. Introduction to Climate. 3d ed., McGraw&ndash;Hill, . 289&ndash;323. </div><br/> <div class="reference">K&#x000f6;ppen, W. 1931. Grundriss der Klimakunde. Walter die Gruyter Co., Berlin. </div><br/> <div class="reference">Thornthwaite, C. W. 1948. An approach toward a rational classification of climate. Geographical Review. 38.  55&ndash;94. </div><br/>  
 
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mesothermal climate

A type of climate characterized by moderate temperatures, that is, a region lacking the constant heat of the Tropics or the constant cold of the polar caps; middle latitude climate with definite seasonal rhythm in temperature, with amplitude ranges reaching maximum for the earth in the north intermediate zone.

This is a (C) climate under the Köppen classification (1931) and, as defined by Thornthwaite's climatic classification scheme (1948), this is a climate with annual potential evapotranspiration between 57 and 114 cm.
Compare megathermal climate, microthermal climate.

Trewartha, G. T. 1954. Introduction to Climate. 3d ed., McGraw–Hill, . 289–323.

Köppen, W. 1931. Grundriss der Klimakunde. Walter die Gruyter Co., Berlin.

Thornthwaite, C. W. 1948. An approach toward a rational classification of climate. Geographical Review. 38. 55–94.