Tundra

Lynnsey Labelle

Tundra

The Tundra is located near the North Pole and covers a fifth of Earths surface. Its permafrost is its most distinctive characteristic.

Abiotic Factors

Weather & Climate

The cimate is mostly around 10* to 20* F. The warmest the weather could be is between 50* and 32* F!

Temperature

The temperature in the winter can dip very low sometimes even to -60* F!

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is usually very low, most likely less than 10 inches.

Landforms

Mountains

Mountains are in the Tundra but the tops of the mountains are in the Alpine Tundra region.

Bodies of Water

The Zambezi River is one of the many bodies of water in the Tundra.

Canyons

There are a couple of canyons in the tundra biome but one of them is Forest Canyon.

Islands

The tundra is up by the North Pole but some islands are too, one of them is New Zealand.

Biotic Factors

Plants

For most of the year plants are not able to grow, but one month in the year the permafrost thaws just enough for plant life to grow when the month is over the growing stops. The plants that are small grow to the ground.

Animals

Most of the animals in the tundra are the ones with thick fur.

Ecological concerns or issues

Catastrophic events

Wildfires are one of these events. The more wild fires the less food for the animals.

Human impact

Our impact on the tundra biome is our oil spills. We need to stop by mining for oil we are melting the tundras permafrost. We are disrupting the tundras natural cycle. We keep it up it won't be the tundra anymore.