By Mikhail S. Blinnikov
Comprehensive and authoritative, this article deals an available creation to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get a high-quality grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and fiscal geography of this quickly altering area. middle thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but additionally comprise proper info at the different 14 former Soviet republics. neighborhood chapters offer concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly gains contain attractive vignettes, evaluate questions, workouts, innovations for additional studying, and net assets. The volume's over two hundred unique maps, photos, and different figures also are to be had on-line as PowerPoint slides.
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The treeline is predicted to shift upward by a few hundred meters, and alpine ecosystems may disappear in the Carpathians, in much of the Caucasus, and even in some Central Asian mountains. 1). Furthermore, although global climate change scenarios differ in regard to the exact scope and magnitude of change in climate parameters, all agree that the change is likely to accelerate as the nonlinear feedbacks in the climate system begin to kick in (see below for a Russian example). We also need to begin preparing for the unexpected.
However, Sochi’s temperature and humidity levels are quite a bit below Florida’s levels. We have now completed our north-to-south transect. If we were to fly farther east (to Yakutsk and beyond), the climate would get on average much colder and dryer than in most of the European part of the FSU. The extreme Far East experiences monsoonal influence in later summer, and an occasional typhoon or two. Winters there are not as cold as in Siberia, but heavy wet snow is very common, while summers are moderately warm and muggy.
It features four seasons, including a distinctly cold winter; “cold” in this context requires the average monthly temperature to go below freezing. Some locations with this climate have average winter temperatures below –40ºC in the coldest month, although a typical winter would be 3–5 months long with temperatures in the –10 to –15ºC range. Most of Canada, Alaska, the upper Midwest in the United States, and Scandinavia have climates of this type. Can there be an even colder climate? Yes: The E type is the coldest, a true polar climate present on 10% of Russia’s territory.
A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (Texts in Regional Geography) by Mikhail S. Blinnikov