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adjective as in frigid

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Similarly, fires in boreal forests in Canada, Alaska, and Russia can open up space for snow that’s far more reflective than the forests they replaced, offsetting the heating effect of the emissions released.

Blanketed by snow, they smolder through the cold, surviving on the carbon-rich fuel of peat and boreal soil and moving very slowly — just 100 to 500 meters over the winter.

This is unusual, she says, since boreal fires are usually sparked by random lightning or human activity.

Much of this pristine habitat exists in northern latitudes, in Canada’s boreal forests or Greenland’s tundra, which aren’t bursting with biodiversity.

As home to nearly 2,000 moose, 14 wolves, and a diverse tapestry of boreal and northern-hardwood forests, Isle Royale is about as wild as a place can get.

But these were southerns, and exempt by climate from this scourge of the human race in Boreal regions.

In placing his foot for the first time on boreal land, the doctor experienced much emotion.

Sailors accustomed to the boreal seas generally consider this phenomenon as the precursor of abundant snow.

The converse is proved of the Pleistocene by the existence of a boreal fauna, and the widespread evidences of glacial action.

Two strong, tall, unbending trees, they stand as fit pillars to the entrance of a boreal climate.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to boreal, such as: arctic, freezing, frosty, glacial, icy, and polar.

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