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Term: Buran
Definition: A strong northeast wind in Russia and central Asia. It is most frequent in winter when it resembles a blizzard, that is, very cold and lifting snow from the ground; as such it is called white buran or, on the tundra, purga. A similar wind in Alaska is called burga. The buran also occurs, but less frequently, in summer, when it raises dust clouds; it is then called karaburan.
Created 2022.03.08
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