what is the definition of climate?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Climate (from Ancient Greek klima, meaning inclination) is commonly defined as the weather averaged over a long period.[3] The standard averaging period is 30 years,[4] but other periods may be used depending on the purpose. Climate also includes statistics other than the average, such as the magnitudes of day-to-day or year-to-year variations. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) glossary definition is:

    Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the "average weather," or more rigorously, as the statistical description in terms of the mean and variability of relevant quantities over a period ranging from months to thousands or millions of years. The classical period is 30 years, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). These quantities are most often surface variables such as temperature, precipitation, and wind. Climate in a wider sense is the state, including a statistical description, of the climate system.[5]

  • Cahill
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Climate, like weather, is temperature, humidity, pressure, wind, precipitation, and air quality in a region. Unlike weather, it describes long-term statistics and patterns. If I say it's rain"y" in Portland, Oregon, that's honest to goodness truth. It rains a lot here over the course of an average year, even though it's not rain"ing" right at this moment.

  • Tom
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    A rough definition would be the average weather in an area over a long period, say 30+ years.

  • 9 years ago

    The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The weather conditions prevailing in an area

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Look it up on Google.... Duhhhhhhhh

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Sky and stuff

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