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White Mountain, an alpine environment at 4,300 metres (14,000 ft) in California

Alpine climate is the average weather (climate) for the regions above the tree line. This is a mountain or highland climate.

No month has a mean temperature higher than 10 °C (50 °F).[1]


  1. McKnight, Tom L; Hess, Darrel (2000). "Climate zones and types: the Köppen system". Physical geography: a landscape appreciation. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. pp. 235–7. ISBN 0-13-020263-0 .