The Boreal Forest: 5. Snow Science

“Snow Science” reveals how the Boreal Forest regulates its own water supply, restores nutrients to the soil and controls its own climate. In this episode we look at the impact of snow on one of the largest terrestrial eco-systems on the planet. Filming took place over a 2-year period and, with the help of a snow scientist engaged in a research project we were able to understand the life cycle of the snow pack from heavy snowfalls on the forest canopy in the winter to spring melt-water. The project had surprising discoveries impacting global warming. Part five in a series on the eco-systems in the Boreal Forest featuring Prince Albert National Park in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. For more information check out episode #19 in the Railway Adventures across Canada category.

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