Snow line and forest limit, near Grand Bay, southwestern Newfoundland.
This typical view of the southern Long Range escarpment in mid-summer shows late-lying
snowbanks at about 500m elevation. In some years the snow can persist all summer.
The snowbanks mark the level of the 0°C mean annual isotherm and correspond to the general upper limit of
forest in this area.
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