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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 8.16 Here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the last tree species found at the altitudinal tree line are stunted and grow low to the ground, which often produce an elfin forest. Where the trees are especially gnarled and misshapen by wind stress, the vegetation is called krummholz (crooked wood).

What do you see in the photograph that indicates the prevailing wind direction?

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The features in the photograph that indicates the prevailing wind direction.

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The mountains rise from mesothermal and microthermal climates into tundra and snow-covered zones in the middle and high latitudes. The lower slopes of mountains are usually forested with conifers that are more stunted with the upward movement until the last dwarfed tree is passed at the tree line. This can be defined as the altitudinal line beyond which a short growing season, the l...

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