Microclimatology

From Glossary of Meteorology



microclimatology

The study of microclimate.

It includes the study of profiles of temperature, moisture, and wind in the lowest stratum of air, the effect of the vegetation and of shelterbelts, and the effect of towns and buildings in modifying the macroclimate. The study of the "microclimate" of confined spaces is termed cryptoclimatology, and that of plant communities, phytoclimatology.
Compare macroclimate, mesoclimate.

Geiger, R. 1951. Compendium of Meteorology. 993–1003.


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