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Subnivean climate - Wikipedia


Subnivean climate (From Latin for "under" (sub) and "snow" (nives) refers to the zone in and ... at a faster rate with higher temperatures, in the presence of water, under larger...

Why is it warmer under the snow?


The farther you move above or below the snow surface, the warmer it gets. The air temperature only two metres above the snow may be 5-10<sup>o</sup>C warmer than at ...

Snow Characteristics | National Snow and Ice Data Center


Sounds may seem clearer and travel farther under these circumstances. ... a house, and thus slows the flow of heat from the warm ground to the cold air above.

Survival at the Poles - Keeping Warm Under a White Blanket ...


The temperature under a layer of snow does not usually fall below freezing. The heat from any animals or plants under the snow is trapped in a warm 'igloo'.

How Snow Forms | National Snow and Ice Data Center


While it can be too warm to snow, it cannot be too cold to snow. Snow ... Under certain conditions, usually requiring near-freezing temperatures, light winds, and  ...

Snow at above freezing temperatures | ScienceBits


Simply, hail stones fall fast, too fast to let the warm air melt the hail. This is not the main explanation, however, for why it can snow when it is above freezing.

Life Under the Snow | Audubon


As a result, more microbe colonies may thrive when it warms under the snow cover, ... If a warmer world means the delayed arrival of the snowpack, even more  ...

The Subnivean Zone: Shelter in the Snow | The Outside Story


Dec 29, 2014 ... Under the snow, these tiny mammals create long tunnel systems ... Warm, moist water vapor rising into the bottom layer of snow cools, ...

Probing the Hidden World of Snow - National Wildlife Federation


Nov 24, 2014 ... Under the snow, small mammals (such as this vole) take advantage of ... ptarmigan plunge into snow on especially frigid nights to stay warm.

Pukak: Life Under The Snow « Jon Nelson


Jan 20, 2003 ... Their winters are spent under the snow, in a weird and fascinating ... It is always relatively warm in the tunnels, but it is also damp and dark.