Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being continental.
- n. In meteorology, the extent to which the climate of any spot agrees with the typical continental climate. As defined by Zenker this is measured by the annual range of temperature divided by the sine of the latitude; but he uses the are itself.
“Were it not for Lake Victoria, Uganda would be a drier country due to continentality.”
“Another important result of dendrochronological dating of large samples of subfossil wood is the ability to calculate the relative abundance of Siberian spruce in forest stands of the area, which is an index or proxy for the degree of continentality of the climate.”
“The northward advance of the treeline reflected a series of other environmental changes in the Arctic, including increased solar insolation, reduced sea-ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, increased climate continentality, and a significant intrusion of warm North Atlantic water into the Arctic .”
“In addition, some tree species show reduced responsiveness to increases in temperature with increasing continentality of their location and decreased precipitation  (section 14.7).”
“Solar radiation, continentality, topography, and specific terrain features influence these fire-generating conditions.”
“The distribution of Pinus brutia is influenced by the sea: as continentality increases, Pinus brutia is replaced by P. nigra ssp. pallasiana.”
“All labs were computer-based no animal cadavers and I learned about continentality.”
“The diverse plant communities found at different latitudes of the Argentinian side vary in relation to elevation, humidity, continentality, slope angle, slope aspect and soil type.”
“Svalbard summer melting, continentality, and sea ice extent from the Lomonosovfonna ice core.”
“We develop a continentality proxy 1600–1930 based on amplitudes of the annual signal in oxygen isotopes in an ice core.”
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