Definition of ubac in English:
A mountain slope which receives little sunshine, especially one facing north. Compare with adret.
- This kind of moor, well represented in Tarentaise is characterised by ubacs (north or north west facing slopes).
- Adrets (south-facing slopes) are most suitable for building villages and growing crops, whilst ubacs (north-facing slopes) often remain wooded.
- Ubacs are colder, have more snow cover and a longer duration of snow cover.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan