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climatic zone


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Region or zone characterized by a generally consistent climate. Climatic zones approximate to distinct latitude belts around the Earth. The principal ones are the: humid tropical; subtropical arid and semi-arid; humid temperate; boreal (northern hemisphere) or sub-arctic/sub-antarctic; and polar zones.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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