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Microclimate

Climatic variation on a scale of a few km, m, or cm. Measures over time

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Microclimate influenced by

Elevation, aspect, vegetation, color of soil

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Macro climate

The normal weather that typically happens

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Elevation and aspects

Northern hemispheres of mountains are shaded, cooler, and retain moisture longer

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Ground color

Dark souls attract more sunlight leading to quicker photosynthesis

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Snow

Reflects the sun and acts as an insulator for plants

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Aquatic temperatures

Air temp fluctuates more than water temp

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Thermal stability

High capacity of water to absorb heat energy without changing temp