If you live in the Bay Area, hopefully you’ve learned the lesson of dressing in layers.It all has a lot to do with microclimates. On a daily commute, have you ever noticed it can be freezing by the downtown BART and then gradually get warm as you walk toward your house. Well, that’s what microclimates are, a local atmospheric zone where the climate varies from one place to another. Ashley Hopkinson talks to Norman Miller, a staff scientist at UC Berkeley as he explains the term and why it’s unique in this part of the country.
Tags: Fall 2011