…the term for the average atmospheric conditions. It is measured by several factors: Temperature, humidity, precipitation, atmospheric pressure and wind.
Weather is measured by the same factors, but refering to it on a daily basis and describing the condition for a short period only. Temperature, rainfall and wind are the main common used describers.
Simply said: Climate is the long-term average of weather, usually by a period of 30 years.
Weather vs. climate
“Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get” as per the National Weather Service Office Tucson, Arizona.
The Koeppen-Geiger model is the most common used climate classification, which classifies the following 5 main groups:
- Tropical Climates
- Dry / Desert Climates
- Temperate Climates
- Continental / Snow Climates
- Polar / Alpine Climates
See the climate zones on the worldmap here.
and the warming.
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