In this paragraph;
The growing season in the Arctic region is short as well as cool, and plants must make the most of what warmth there is.
Q1. Is this 'what' used as adjective to modify the noun 'warmth'?
isn't that better to use 'whatever'? Is that common to use 'what' to modify noun?
Q2. Is there any meaning difference when you use 'what' and 'whatever' instead?
Thank you for your kind reply.