Tundra

Savannah Trahan

Description

Located- The Tundra is located at the top of the world by the North Pole.


General Characteristics-the tundra has a very low temperature and the aniamals that live there have alot of fur to keep them warm.

Abiotic factors- non-living

Weather and climex-The winter temperatures average about -30 F throughout most of the true Arctic including the North Pole.

Temperature-the temperature of the tundra is -40 degrees to 70 degrees

Precipitation-Typically snow, but there will be rain in the summers

Other facts-Annual precipitation is very low, usually less than 10 inches (25 centimeters).

Landforms

Mountians-The term tundra has "treeless mountain"

Bodies of water-the Asian Waters,European Waters, and North American Waters

Canyons- The Grand canyon is in the Tundra

Islands- The Aleutian Island is located of the Tundra.

Biotic factors- living

Animals-Every animal must adapt in order to survive.


Plants-The tundra is not a plants best place to grow because perma frost (the permanently frozen soil) that is about a finger-length under the surface in the summer months prevents the plants' roots from growing as long as they need.