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The climate of Patagonia: general patterns and controls on biotic processes

@inproceedings{Paruelo1998TheCO,
  title={The climate of Patagonia: general patterns and controls on biotic processes},
  author={Jos{\'e} M. Paruelo and Adriana B. Beltr{\'a}n and Esteban G. Jobb{\'a}gy and Osvaldo E. Sala and Rodolfo A. Golluscio},
  year={1998}
}
In this article we review the main characteristics of the Patagonian climate, the spatial and temporal patterns of the most important climatic variables, and the influence of climate on ecosystem processes. The winter distribution of precipitation determines an asynchrony between the wet and the growing season in Patagonia. The amount of water that can be transferred from the wet season to the growing season depends mainly on the physical characteristics of the soil. In the semiarid steppe of… 

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