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    MANTA
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    Climates

    They say there are tundras in Rjurik.
    One of the reasons tundralike climate does exist is the long Winter in
    which practicaly there is no daylight.
    The problem is: at the same latitude (and ever further north in the
    colonies) there are forests which couldn┬┤t exist with so little periods of
    sunlight.
    Was this important (crucial) detail forgotten?
    Opinions please.

    MANTA


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    > Subject: Re: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Climates (Was)BR WEB PAGE UPDATE
    > Date: quinta-feira, 23 de julho de 1998 8:47
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    > Ed Stark wrote:
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    > > I just saw the restarted webpage (it looks cool) and BR (along with
    several
    > > other AD&D worlds) was not represented. I was told that BR (and others)
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    > > still being plugged in. I hope this means the BR section will be there
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    > > More when I know more ...
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    > Thanks for the update Ed! (I think we might be giving our friendly
    neighbor
    > hood Ed the impression that we are all paranoid...myself, I'm a big fan
    of the
    > conspiracy theory...) :)~ Anyway, I was looking at my maps the other
    day,
    > and I started to get tied into more than a little knot. The climatic
    regions
    > don't seem to make sense in relation to their geographic locations.
    > For example, Grabentod is cold, but the Vos realms are described as
    being
    > even colder (at least that's the impression I get.) Anuire is more
    seasonal,
    > but is not much farther north in latitude than the warmer Khinasi lands.
    > Can someone help me out of this brain boggle please....
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    Jim Cooper
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    Climates

    MANTA wrote:
    > They say there are tundras in Rjurik.
    > One of the reasons tundralike climate does exist is the long Winter in
    > which practicaly there is no daylight. The problem is: at the same latitude (and ever further north in the colonies) there are forests which couldn┬┤t exist with so little periods of sunlight.
    > Was this important (crucial) detail forgotten? Opinions please.<

    That, plus little percipitation and a permanent layer of permafrost near
    the surface. However, Yellowknife, Canada (near the arctic circle) is
    considered to be in tundra, and there are forests up there too - I've
    travelled up there a long time ago. Whats funny is that the evergreens
    up there never get much taller than 5 feet or 6 feet; it was wierd, my
    father lifted me up and I could look OVER the tree tops of the forest
    and see a *sea* of trees. Pretty cool actually. So, IMHO I think that
    all that forest up there in Rjurik lands is possible.

    Plus you gotta remember that just like there is a 'long night' in
    winter, there is also a 'long day' in the summer where the sun never
    really sets. So, those trees would get plenty of sunshine ...

    Cheers,
    Darren

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    prtr02@scorpion.nspco.co
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    Climates

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    That, plus little percipitation and a permanent layer of permafrost near
    the surface. However, Yellowknife, Canada (near the arctic circle) is
    considered to be in tundra, and there are forests up there too - I've
    travelled up there a long time ago. Whats funny is that the evergreens
    up there never get much taller than 5 feet or 6 feet; it was wierd, my
    father lifted me up and I could look OVER the tree tops of the forest
    and see a *sea* of trees. Pretty cool actually. So, IMHO I think that
    all that forest up there in Rjurik lands is possible.

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    Yeah, Tagia (sp?). Russian, I think, for "drunken forest". The trees lean
    various directions because the frost heaves the ground. It's the same in
    interior Alaska. Tundra and forest intermingled over the rolling plain. Mostly
    tundra though as the interior is pretty dry.

    Randax

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