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Spatial and temporal scales

The climate can vary over a broad spectrum of spatial and temporal scales. Spatial scales range from local (less than 100,000 km2) to regional (100,000 to 10 million km2) to continental (10 to 100 million km2). Temporal scales can range from seasonal to geological (hundreds of millions of years).