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surface air temperature [2 records]

Record 1 2010-03-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

The temperature of the air near the surface of the Earth, usually determined by a thermometer in an instrument shelter about 2 metres above the ground.

OBS

The global average surface air temperature is about 15 degrees C.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Température de l'air près de la surface terrestre, déterminée presque invariablement par des thermomètres sous abri.

OBS

Ne pas confondre avec les notions de température au sol, de température de l'air et de température atmosphérique.

Spanish

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Record 2 1986-03-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Meteorology
OBS

Reference: "Case Study: Quasistationary Nature of the Winter Arctic Front over Northwestern Canada", J Der, in The Monthly Review, V III, No 5.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Météorologie

Spanish

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