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semitropical

1. partly tropical
2. another word for subtropical
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Although the top of the LSW layer is at the sea surface in its subpolar source region, in the subtropics it is isolated from contact with the atmosphere and occupies depths between 1,200 and 2,200 meters.
Dengue is a major public health problem in the tropics and subtropics, which includes Puerto Rico and the U.S.
This depletion of ozone has shifted the Southern Hemisphere's climate so that dry areas in the subtropics now see about 10 percent more precipitation in summer than they used to, scientists reported in the journal Science.
[The disease] is much more common in the northern parts of Europe and North America than in the southern areas; and it is extremely rare in the Orient, South America, Africa, the tropics or subtropics.
The finding, reported in the journal Science, documents a previously unknown symbiosis between ants and bacteria and provides insight into how leaf-cutter ants have come to dominate the American tropics and subtropics.What's more, the work, conducted by a team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison bacteriologist Cameron Currie, identifies what is likely the primary source of terrestrial nitrogen in the tropics, a setting where nutrients are otherwise scarce."Nitrogen is a limiting resource," said Garret Suen, a UW-Madison postdoctoral fellow and a co-author of the new study.
"It is estimated that by 2050 the global population is likely to have risen by at least another 2bn to around 9bn but it is likely that climate change will significantly reduce crop and animal yields, particularly in the subtropics and tropics, where reductions of between 5 and 10% are predicted.
Malaria is caused by a single- cell organism that infects blood cells Mosquitoes pick up the parasites from infected human blood and transfer them to other people on their next bite The disease occurs in many locations of the tropical world and in some areas of the subtropics as well as New Delhi,India.
An offshore frontal system drawing air from the subtropics caused the balmy temperatures, said Tyree Wilde, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland.
are warning that some of the most compelling evidence of global warming may be found in the tropics and subtropics, rather than the polar regions, where early signs are anticipated.
Despite the irregularities in the 1990s ENSO, this wave propagation/reflection paradigm is still compelling; it can accommodate irregularities in the ENSO signal by combining the tropical signal with longer-term variability in the subtropics.