accumulated temperature

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accumulated temperature A surplus or deficit of temperature with respect to a defined mean value and expressed as an accumulation over a given period (e.g. a month, season, or year). For example, a datum value of 6°C is used as a critical temperature for sustained vegetation growth, against which accumulated surpluses or deficits may be measured.

accumulated temperature

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accumulated temperature Surplus or deficit of temperature with respect to a defined mean value and expressed as an accumulation over a given period, e.g. a month, season, or year. For example, a datum value of 6°C is used as a critical temperature for sustained vegetation growth, against which accumulated surpluses or deficits may be measured.

accumulated temperature

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accumulated temperature A surplus or deficit of temperature with respect to a defined mean value and expressed as an accumulation over a given period, e.g. month, season, or year. For example, a datum value of 6°C is used as a critical temperature for sustained vegetation growth.