Definition of subarctic in English:

subarctic

adjective

  • Relating to the region immediately south of the Arctic Circle.

    • ‘Large artiodactyls such as the caribou inhabit subarctic forests.’
    • ‘Biomass was twofold to fourfold and the production was threefold to sevenfold greater in subarctic than in subtropical regions.’
    • ‘They nest on Arctic and subarctic Alaskan tundra, and may winter on islands in the Pacific Ocean as far south as Australia.’
    • ‘In the subarctic and Arctic areas of North America, a vast stretch of land, life was exceedingly harsh due to the long winters and brief summers.’
    • ‘Goslings from High Arctic breeding sites may face more severe seasonal constraints than those breeding in subarctic or temperate areas.’
    • ‘These deep water whales are usually found in the vicinity of seamounts and continental slopes in temperate and subarctic waters.’
    • ‘Through-hiking would require a superhuman constitution, independent means, and supreme knowledge of Arctic and subarctic environs.’
    • ‘The principal seasonal flow pattern exhibited by most rivers is the subarctic nival regime, in which snowmelt, often accompanied by river ice breakup, generates high flows.’
    • ‘By the Late Cretaceous, species of Hoploparia were distributed throughout temperate and subarctic regions of both hemispheres.’
    • ‘In subarctic latitudes at this time, taiga and mixed-forests advanced rapidly onto open expanses, and a forest fauna developed.’
    • ‘The local environment is classified as both boreal mixed-wood and boreal subarctic eco-regions.’
    • ‘The area encompasses zones of subarctic mountain birch forest in the lowlands, heather and grassland higher up, and mountainous alpine terrain at the highest altitudes.’
    • ‘Leatherbacks are well-known for two remarkable features: their ability to survive in arctic and subarctic waters and their deep sea diving ability.’
    • ‘The climate is extremely diverse, ranging from tropical in the south to subarctic in the north.’
    • ‘Carbon budget estimates derived from accumulation rates of organic soil for a tundra fen and an open subarctic forest are compared with estimates from flux measurements.’
    • ‘Despite its name, this poppy's genetic roots are found in subarctic Asia.’
    • ‘American Golden-Plovers nest primarily on arctic and subarctic tundra of North America, and winter on South American grasslands.’
    • ‘From 1845 to about 1900, American whalers hunted gray whales on their winter grounds in Baja California, as well as their summer grounds in the subarctic.’
    • ‘Changes to the fire regime have important implications for many parameters in these subarctic ecosystems, including the composition of the vegetation.’
    • ‘The basin straddles several climatic regions, including the cold temperate, mountain, subarctic, and arctic zones.’

Pronunciation:

subarctic

/səbˈärktik/