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diurnal temperature variation


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Daily variations in temperature at a particular place, related to the local radiation budget. In mid-latitudes, for example, maximum temperatures usually occur after noon and minimum temperatures in the early morning. The range varies according to location, with high variation in continental areas, and low variation in maritime areas. The diurnal range in equatorial areas exceeds the annual variation in average temperature.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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