Klimarom : klimaets avhengighet av skala og landskap
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- AmS-Varia 
Original versionNitter, M. (2009) Klimarom : klimaets avhengighet av skala og landskap. In Nitter, M. og Pedersen, E.S (red.) Tverrfaglige perspektiver. Stavanger : Arkeologisk museum i Stavanger
Variations in temperature, precipitation and wind depend on variations in topography, vegetation, surface properties and topographic lines in a given landscape. Various weather phenomena exist within well-defined areas, called climate-spaces in this article. A climate-space is defined as an area where the climate is homogenous or uniform in relation to a specific climatic parameter (e.g. temperature, precipitation, wind direction or wind force). The area of a climate-space is limited by topography and vegetation. The term climate-space is introduced for its ability to convey abstract physico-meteorological phenomena to archaeological parlance and terminology, thereby attaining a common terminological platform for dialogue. Climate-space may exist on four steps or levels: micro, local, meso and macro. In this article climate-space is considered in relation to 1) weather phenomena limited in time, 2) the actual climatic parameter, and 3) the topographic lines in a given landscape. Additional examples of weather phenomena within each category of climate-space are given.