Temperate zone

From Glossary of Meteorology

Temperate Zone

Either of the two latitudinal zones on the earth's surface that lie between 23°26′ and 66°34′N and S (the North Temperate Zone and South Temperate Zone, respectively).

It is one of three subdivisions of the mathematical climate, which, in turn, is the earliest and simplest form of climatic classification. The other two divisions are the Frigid Zone and the Torrid Zone.

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