mountain climate


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mountain climate

[′mau̇nt·ən ¦klī·mət]
(climatology)
Very generally, the climate of relatively high elevations; mountain climates are distinguished by the departure of their characteristics from those of surrounding lowlands, and the one common basis for this distinction is that of atmospheric rarefaction; aside from this, great variety is introduced by differences in latitude, elevation, and exposure to the sun; thus, there exists no single, clearly defined, mountain climate. Also known as highland climate.
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Sun Moon Lake is one of Taiwan's most popular tourist attractions thanks to its stunning scenery, cool mountain climate, and fascinating history.
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