Weather & Climate

Temperature: During the summer the temperature never reaches above 45 to 50*F. Winter months don't get above 20* but averages -20 to -30*F.

Weather: The tundra is a very cold and dry climate. It averages 6-10 inches of snow a year, which is equivalent to the amount of rain as the driest deserts in the world.


In the Tundra the plants wouldn't have to adapt very much because of the fact there summers only last 6 to 10 weeks and temperatures never get above 45*.


With the harsh cold winters it is very difficult for anything to grow. With over 75% of the tundra's ground covered in permafrost it hardens the ground with ice that is almost just as hard as rock. Many mountains covers these areas with miles and miles of them. If there are bodies of water it would take place during the summer and would be a small lake sized.

Limiting Factors

Biotic- Permafrost, Shrubs, Sedges, Mosses, Low Variety of Animals

Abiotic- Snow, Water, Mountains

Ecological Issues

Many problems in this area is that it is a major carbon monoxide sink. Which means it takes in more carbon monoxide then it releases. The air, small lakes, and rivers are all polluted from mining and drilling for oil.