climate, average condition of the atmosphere near the earth's surface over a long period of time, taking into account temperature, precipitation (see rain), humidity, wind, barometric pressure, and other phenomena.
Sections in this article:
- Climatology and Climatic Change
- Primary Influence on Climate
- Secondary Influences on Climate
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