American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to climate.
- adj. Ecology Influenced by or resulting from the prevailing climate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or connected with climate: as, “a climatic division,”
- adj. of, relating to, or influenced by climate
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a climate; depending on, or limited by, a climate.
- adj. of or relating to a climate
“Its ability, though, to repopulate a small area all on its own is giving researchers in Australia great hope that plants will be far more durable in the face of long-term climatic change than they've thought in the past.”
“This may stem from the variability in climatic conditions and the practice of naming a particular disease as it manifested.”
“Other than releasing small amounts of oil from the Reserve for very limited short term climatic or pipeline disruptions, extortionist high oil prices that were risking a national economic calamity were never adequate cause to tap the SPR in this administration's reckoning.”
“Although the displacement rate of the upper treeline is a good reflection of long-term climatic fluctuations (Table 14.8), reconstruction of actual temperature changes is complicated because of the response lag caused by the slow growth of seedlings and the lack of seeds on remote sites.”
“Long-term climatic changes in the arctic region of the Northern Hemisphere.”
“Some seabird populations have been found to respond to long-term climatic changes in the North Atlantic Ocean , the North Pacific Ocean , and Antarctica.”
“The region is an important area for understanding recent ecological successions, as well as longer term climatic changes.”
“A multi-year project, centered around small sensitive lake ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (Cornwallis Island, Somerset Island, and Devon Island), was designed to explain the interactions between short - or longer - term climatic variation, the bioaccumulation of metals, and various biochemical stress indicators in land-locked populations of Arctic char.”
“The original Acacia bushland of this ecoregion has been greatly altered over thousands of years, through long-term climatic changes and also through anthropogenic effects.”
“Large inter-annual and longer-term climatic variations cause fluctuations in crop, forage, and water yields.”
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