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Climate

Climate is commonly defined as the weather averaged over a period of time. The periode of time is ranging from months to years or even longer time scales. Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity and wind. Ocean climate consists of average environmental components occuring over a long periode of time. Temperature, salinity and current.

Climate varies from place to place and on different time scales. These variations are closely linked to the major forces behind climate, this beeing for example the amount of sun radiance that hits earth.