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temperate climate A mid-latitude climate influenced from time to time by both tropical and polar air masses. Temperature criteria provide subdivisions into warm, cool, or cold-temperate climates. See also climate classification; Köppen climate classification; Strahler climate classification; and Thornthwaite climate classification.
temperate climate General term applied to the characteristics of mid-latitude climates influenced from time to time by both tropical and polar air masses. Temperature criteria provide subdivisions into warm, cool, or cold-temperate climates. See also CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION; KÖPPEN CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION; and STRAHLER CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION.
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