Tundra

By Josh Ball and Kyle Osburn

Tundra

The highlighted portions of the map (to the right) represents the tundra witch is 60-75 degrees latitude.Tundras are among Earth's coldest, harshest biomes. Tundra ecosystems are treeless regions found in the Arctic and on the tops of mountains, where the climate is cold rainfall almost never happens. The Tundra biome is snow-covered for much of the year, until summer brings an explosion of wildflowers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the biomes soil type and depth?

The soil of the arctic tundra is poor in nutrients, which accounts for the low amount of vegetation. There is an under-layer of soil called permafrost which remains completely frozen at all times, allowing little room for deep rooting plants and trees.In high-latitude tundra, permafrost lies a few inches to a few feet below the soil surface and can extend to depths of 2240 feet.

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Human Impacts On the Tundra

Human activity has seen a dramatic change in the arctic due to climate change. This is, by far the worse impact human activity has had on the globe, but in particular, the Arctic is fragile. Other human influences are the vast and untapped oil reserves in the Arctic have made it a target for oil companies. Oil and gas pipelines are a huge human influence in the Arctic. Garbage and other waste not to mention the impact of the oil and gas industry have left some parts of the Arctic polluted.
Tundra Biome

Interesting Facts

On the continent , in many regions due to the climatic conditions are very different , especially temperature and rainfall zones have formed the main biological tundra ( tundra biome ) in the Arctic and high mountain ( Alpin ) , forest coniferous , deciduous forest … elevation topography also strongly affects to ecosystems , changes in flora populations , increased the height is the same as the change from hot climates to cold climates . Here , we consider the characteristics of the tundra biome .

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