oceanicity

oceanicity

[‚ō·shē·ə′nis·əd·ē]
(climatology)
The degree to which a point on the earth's surface is in all respects subject to the influence of the sea; it is the opposite of continentality; oceanicity usually refers to climate and its effects; one measure for this characteristic is the ratio of the frequencies of maritime to continental types of air mass. Also known as oceanity.
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it comprises western Mediterranean (but the presence in Eurosiberian areas is also possible) sub-nitrophilous annual grasslands, of medium size, linked to fallow fields and wastelands, with high rainfall requirements (ombrotype from dry to hyperhumid), depend on mild winters and a clear oceanicity (Bolos & Molinier, 1969; Rivas-Martinez & Izco, 1977; Galan de Mera, 1995).