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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Due to the harsh mountain climate, road conditions in many places are bad.
The occupied Golan enjoys a wet mountain climate and it is considered as a part of above tropical area where temperatures are high and the annual averages are high or medium in a way that creates a climatic diversity ranging from cold and moderate to warm and it is an ideal environment for agriculture throughout the year.
The cool mountain climate and soil in the cave preserved ancient artefacts to a remarkable extent, allowing scientists to glimpse deep into the past.
Although HMC has supported ecological research for over a century, studies addressing local climate were absent until the Huron Mountain Climate Observation Network was created in 2005.
Albania has a considerable coastline, 450 km long, which extends along the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, where within minutes tourists can experience the mountain climate of Llogara and the warmth of the coast of Dhermi.
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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On the other hand, the coldest regions with lowest average air temperatures are the high basins such as the Berovo basin and the high mountain areas under the heavy influence of the local mountain climate with mean annual air temperature under 10[degrees]C.
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He pointed out that the section underline sub-themes represented in Jebel Al Akhdar as it has a unique mountain climate where many crops are grown, which are also grown in Italy.
However, what cannot be imagined at all at first is the climatic diversity, and the resulting ecological diversity, of the region that changes from the cold and temperate mountain climate in the north to the extra-dry climate in the south.
Both of them are also holiday destinations where people go for mountain climate, local traditional food, and to spend holidays in winter when there is a lot of snow.