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climate

prevailing weather conditions in an area

2

weather

actual values of climatic variables, not the same as climate
"climate is what you expect, weather is what you get"

3

microclimate

smaller effects (buildings, ponds, ground depressions, etc.)

4

urban heat island effect

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5

ecotype

groups of plants whose adaptation differs from other to the same species in tolerance to cold, length of growing season, day length for flowering, etc.

6

photoperiodism

long day vs. short day plants

7

hydrologic cycle

a global cycle in which evaporation and precipitation are exactly equal over time and on a global scale

8

transpiration

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9

relative humidity

expresses the actual H2O content relative to the maximum amount air can hold at a given temperature

10

USDA plant hardiness zone

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11

greenhouse effect

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12

nitrogen oxides

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13

ozone

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14

methane

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15

sulfur dioxide

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