Periglacial microclimate in low-altitude scree slopes supports relict biodiversity

@article{Rzicka2012PeriglacialMI,
  title={Periglacial microclimate in low-altitude scree slopes supports relict biodiversity},
  author={Vlastimil Růz̆ic̆ka and Miloslav Zacharda and Lenka Němcov{\'a} and Petr {\vS}milauer and Jeffrey C. Nekola},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  year={2012},
  volume={46},
  pages={2145 - 2157}
}
Air circulation through talus slopes creates unique microclimates, with some of the most interesting being low-elevation mid-latitude scree in areas with frequent snow-free < 0°C (e.g. “black frost”) days that allow for development of year-round ice accumulations. Here, we document this phenomenon on Kamenec Hill in North Bohemia (Czech Republic) located at an altitude of 330 m above sea level, where mean annual temperatures < 0°C are maintained in a narrow strip along the slope's lower margin… Expand
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