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The climate of a small area such as a moorland or city—a mesoclimate—falling between a microclimate and a macroclimate. At this scale, such variables as local winds, albedo, relief, slope, and aspect are of considerable significance. D. Wheeler and J. Mayes (1997) fit local climates into a larger picture for the British Isles. See urban climate.

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