continentality


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continentality

[‚känt·ən·en′tal·əd·ē]
(climatology)
The degree to which a point on the earth's surface is in all respects subject to the influence of a land mass.
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When the above mentioned elements are met, another variable could intervene to guide the evolution of fuel load, the continentality.
Column heading abbreviations: MAT, Mean Annual Temperature; MAP, Mean Annual Precipitation; GDD, Growing Degree Days; GSL, Growing Season Length; XMT, 30-year extreme minimum winter temperature (event year in parenthesis); CNT, Continentality (mean annual temperature range).
In the Sahara, temperatures vary greatly with latitude, altitude, and the degree of continentality.
Continentality indices: methodological revision and proposition.
In addition, the two dominant species gradients at the state scale were associated with continentality and growing season moisture stress, climatic gradients that integrate elements of both temperature and moisture.
At the same time the domination of fractions of the evrivalent fractions of plants is noted--on the scales of continentality of climate, cryoclimatic, richness of soil's nitrogen, and illumination-shading.
This is due to the decrease of the influence of marine, generally colder waters, and the effect of continentality.
As the explanatory variables the mean Ellenberg values (light, temperature, continentality, moisture, reaction, nitrogen) (Ellenberg et al.
According to Vianello and Alves (2006), the phenomena related to atmospheric dynamics and geographical factors, such as topography, continentality and maritime, are the main determinants of the climatic characteristics of southern Brazil.