How to use Snow-line in a sentence

snow-line
  • The snow-line, which is at 3000 ft.

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  • Russia; the Valdai tablelands, where all the great rivers of Russia take their rise; the broad and gently sloping meridional belt of the Ural Mountains; and lastly the Taimyr, Tunguzka and Verkhoyansk ranges in Siberia, which, notwithstanding their sub-Arctic position, do not reach the snow-line.

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  • It is to the greatly reduced fall of snow on the northern faces of the highest ranges of the Himalaya that is to be attributed the higher level of the snow-line, a phenomenon which was long a cause of discussion.

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  • The climate of the east coast is on the whole considerably more arctic than that of the west coast on corresponding latitudes; the land is much more completely snowcovered, and the snow-line goes considerably lower.

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  • Although attaining altitudes of 6000 to 10,000 ft., the mountain peaks of East Siberia do not reach the snow-line, which is found only on the Munku-Sardyk in East Sayan, above 10,000 ft.

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  • The others, rising in the outer range, which does not reach the snow-line and receives less moisture, carry a volume of water to the sea during the rainy season, but for the rest of the year are nearly dry.

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  • As this lower chain does not reach the snow-line, the streams rising from it are scanty, while the Santa, Pativilca and other coast-rivers which break through it from sources in the snowy chain have a greater volume from the melted snows.

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  • In fact, the region is dominated by three ranges of nearly equal altitude, all lifting many of their peaks above the snow-line.

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  • The snow line in the south is from 7500 to 9 000 ft.

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  • The snow line gradually sinks as one advances north-west, reaching only 2000 or 3000 ft.

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  • Of the Rodentia the most interesting and conspicuous is the marmot (Arctomys marmota), which lives in colonies close to the snow-line.

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  • The black redstart (Ruticilla titys), though common in the lower regions, is also met with in fair numbers almost up to the snow-line.

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  • Its base covers a large area, and its square top, rising far above the snow-line, is one of the sights of Quito.

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  • The magnificence of its mass is imposing from almost any point of view, but it can be most fully appreciated from its western or Pacific side, where its base is covered with forest up to the snow-line, above which its pure white cone rises another 5000 ft.

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  • Moreover, the calcined matter resembling white sand which covers its sides below the snow-line, extensive beds of lava, and the issue of streams of hot water from its northern side, seem to confirm the deduction that Chimborazo is an extinct volcano.

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  • In some instances the difference in the elevation of the snow-line has been found to be fully woo ft.

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  • The great height of the snow-line, 14,000 ft., is due to the small rainfall and the upward rush of dry air from the plain of the Araxes.

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  • The timber-line on the mountains is at about io,000 ft., and the snow line at about 1r,000.

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  • In the upper part of the valley, towards the gorge where the Brahmaputra enters, the country is varied and picturesque, walled in on the north and east by the Himalayas, and thickly wooded from the base to the snow-line.

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  • From the scenic standpoint the relatively small elevation of these mountains finds compensation in the low snow-line, which ranges from about 3000 ft.

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  • The perpetual snow-line here descends to 3500 to 4000 ft.

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  • The snow-line, or the level to which snow recedes in the course of the year, ranges from 15,000 to 16,000 ft.

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  • On the snowy range the snow-line is not lower than 18,500 ft.

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  • In the Matochkin Shar region the snow-line is estimated at about 1800 to 2000 ft.

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  • Whereas the western Ek-tagh Altai rises above the snowline and is destitute of timber, the eastern double ranges barely touch the snow-line and are clothed with thick forests up to an altitude of 6250 ft.

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  • As a rule the snow-line runs at 9500 to Io,000 ft.

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  • The snow-line varies greatly in different parts of the island, its range being from 1300 to 4250 ft.

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  • Generally speaking, the snow-line runs at 11,500-12,800 ft.

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  • In the elevated regions of this part of the system, between the Kokshal-tau and the Pamir plateau, the snow-line runs at a higher level than is usual elsewhere, namely at 12,500 ft.

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  • There are mountains rising with alpine grandeur above the snow-line, but often sheltering rich and magnificent valleys at their Surface.

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  • The snow-line of the Andes is highest in parts of Peru where it lies at about 16,500 ft.

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  • S. alpina is one of the most interesting of the plants growing near the snow-line on the great mountain-chains of Europe.

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