Mrs. Neal 2nd block Earth and Environmental science class
Tundra Location and Climate
It is also very cold the whole year round. It has a short summer (about 6 to 8 weeks) where the temperatures are mild, but still not enough to thaw the ground. It is very cold in the winter. Temperatures don't reach above 20 degrees F. The average is -20 to -30 degrees F. The high winds that is in the tundra makes freezing turn into even more freezing.
The tundra is also very dry. it has about 6-10 inches of snow each year inducing melted snow. This is almost as little as the earths driest deserts.
The arctic fox is a small animal that burrows the ground to live in. has thick fur for the harsh cold. It has a stealthy walk to it. It is a scavenger so will follow other predators to eat their remains. Fur changes color with the seasons for camouflage.
The bearberry is a short evergreen that has silky furs on its thick bark. The silky furs helps keep it warm. since it is so short it stays out of the harsh winds. This is one way that it has adapted to its climate. The bearberry produces a small red berry that bears love to eat. This is how it got its name.