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Roads and climate change in mountainous regions: keeping a cool head when resolving a hot issue

This article will present the dangers involved in simply transposing overall climate scenarios to regions with mountainous or rugged terrain, with special emphasis on the nuance needed when interpreting the temperature - snow - frost relationship.