of or relating to the north wind.
of or relating to the north.
(sometimes initial capital letter) pertaining to Boreas.
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How to use boreal in a sentence
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.The pandemic slashed the West Coast’s emissions. Wildfires already reversed it. | James Temple | July 27, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
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.‘Zombie’ forest fires may become more common with climate change | Jonathan Lambert | May 19, 2021 | Science News
This is unusual, she says, since boreal fires are usually sparked by random lightning or human activity.‘Zombie’ forest fires may become more common with climate change | Jonathan Lambert | May 19, 2021 | Science News
Much of this pristine habitat exists in northern latitudes, in Canada’s boreal forests or Greenland’s tundra, which aren’t bursting with biodiversity.Only 3 percent of Earth’s land hasn’t been marred by humans | Jonathan Lambert | April 15, 2021 | Science News
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.The English at the North Pole | Jules Verne
Sailors accustomed to the boreal seas generally consider this phenomenon as the precursor of abundant snow.The English at the North Pole | Jules Verne
The converse is proved of the Pleistocene by the existence of a boreal fauna, and the widespread evidences of glacial action.Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould
Two strong, tall, unbending trees, they stand as fit pillars to the entrance of a boreal climate.The Bastonnais | John Lesperance
British Dictionary definitions for boreal (1 of 2)
of or relating to the north or the north wind
British Dictionary definitions for Boreal (2 of 2)
of or denoting the coniferous forests in the north of the N hemisphere
designating a climatic zone having snowy winters and short summers
designating a dry climatic period from about 7500 to 5500 bc, characterized by cold winters, warm summers, and a flora dominated by pines and hazels
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Scientific definitions for boreal
Relating to the north or to northern areas.
Relating to the north wind.
Relating to the forest areas of the Northern Temperate Zone that are dominated by coniferous trees such as spruce, fir, and pine.
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