Weather vs Macroclimate - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between weather and macroclimate
is that weather
is the short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc while macroclimate
is the climate of a relatively large geographic area.
As a verb weather
is to expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and their effects.
(nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
* 1851 , , Moby-Dick , ch. 3:
- Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather .
(countable, figuratively) A situation.
(obsolete) A storm; a tempest.
- One complained of a bad cold in his head, upon which Jonah mixed him a pitch-like potion of gin and molasses, which he swore was a sovereign cure for all colds and catarrhs whatsoever, never mind of how long standing, or whether caught off the coast of Labrador, or on the weather side of an ice-island.
(obsolete) A light shower of rain.
- What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud / My thoughts presage!
* (state of the atmosphere) meteorology
* (windward side) weatherboard
* dirty weather
* fair-weather friend
* how's the weather
* space weather
* under the weather
* weather balloon
* weather deck
* weather eye
* weather forecast
* weather front
* weather gauge
* weatherise / weatherize
* weather loach
* weather map
* weather pains
* weather report
* weather shore
* weather speak
* weather summary
* weather vane
* weather-wise / weatherwise
To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
* H. Miller
- The organisms seem indestructible, while the hard matrix in which they are embedded has weathered from around them.
(by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
- [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air / To weather his broad sails.
* F. W. Robertson
- For I can weather the roughest gale.
(nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
- You will weather the difficulties yet.
(nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
- to weather''' a cape; to '''weather another ship
(falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
- Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.
* weather the storm
The climate of a relatively large geographic area.
*1993 Silviculture: From the Cradle of Forestry to Ecosystem Management: Proceedings
*:Within climatic regions, physiography or landforms modify macroclimate and affect the movement of organisms, . . .