climatic classification

climatic classification

[klī′mad·ik ‚klas·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(climatology)
The division of the earth's climates into a system of contiguous regions, each one of which is defined by relative homogeneity of the climate elements.
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Other topics include the atmosphere, the global water balance, climatic classification, climate impacts, and anthropogenic climatic changes.