The taiga

The taiga

Among the climate zones with the greatest extremes, the taiga only formed in the Northern hemisphere. The scenery is breathtaking, and the population is scarce.

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Geography

Keywords

taiga, Arctic Circle, polar circle, Norway, Russia, climate, pine forest, pine, snow, Northern Hemisphere, frost-fragmentation, podzol, polar wind, Muskeg, wood production, papermaking, forest, precipitation, humus, fertility, wind, nature, geography

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Long, cold winter, Short, temperate summer, Precipitation is mostly snow, Frost weathering and surface runoff, Westerly winds (summer), Polar winds (winter), Taiga: “coniferous forest”, Muskeg, podzol, Podzol: “under-ashed soil”, Minerals being washed away, Logging and paper production, Taiga climate

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