By Abby Clayton and Kristi Evans
The arctic tundra is the coldest biome of all biomes, it is very big. About one fifth of the land on earth is the tundra. It is located in the Northern Hemisphere and it is Northern of Canada and Russia.
Arctic Temperature and Precipitation
So the tundra is the coldest and the driest biome on the earth.The winters over there are really cold, They can reach down to -34 degrees C.The summer tempertures rarely get above 3-12 degrees C , Because the tundra is so close to the north pole , Summer days are 24 hours long.
In the summer the ground is very soggy from the melted snow and rain. 6 inches below the ground there is permafrost, it is frozen for most of the year.
You might find lemmings, caribou and arctic hares in the tundra.. The animals have to adapt to the cold weather. Many of the animals hybernate in the tundra.
There are many lichens, mosses, and small shrubs. In the tundra the growing season is very short it only lasts up to 60 days.