Tundra

A place with short summers, and long winters

Climate Location

This region is located in the Polar Zone. The Polar zone is found between 66.5• and 90• north and 66.5• and 90• south. In the tundra, very few months rise above freezing. Some areas in the ground is permafrost, or soil that will be frozen permanently.

Yearly Precipitation

The average yearly precipitation varies depending where you measure. In some areas, precipitation may only get up to 6 inches, other places it averages to 20 inches. The average is measured not with just snow, but rain too. Some areas always stay above freezing, so they only get rain.

Seasons and Temperature Range

The temperature ranges to various parts of the tundra in the parts of the Earth.

Summer- This is when the Tundra is the warmest in some parts, other parts may be much colder.

Fall- This is when it starts to get cold, and other parts may get warmer.

Winter- This is when the Tundra in some parts, other parts may be much warmer.

Spring- This is when it starts to get warmer, when other parts get colder.

Factors Effecting The Climate

Some of the parts are located near bodies of water, small or large, so this moderates the temperature. It's located 66.5 degrees north and south of the equator. Some parts are higher than others, so the temperature will drop as latitudes rise. Some parts also have low air pressure, so this has to do with the weather