Desert Arctic Biome
By: Peter Mallo, Chris Camas
The Arctic Desert is very cold due to the lack of sunlight and low amount of precipitation. The snow that covers the arctic desert is from glacial ice and doesn't melt because the temperatures are cold. Snowfalls occur at temperatures just below freezing (15°F/-10°C or warmer) since warmer air can hold more water
The Arctic Desert gets rain, snow and wind during the year. The arctic desert receives low precipitation during the year, its gets as low as 3 mm of precipitation. During the year in the Arctic Desert the humidity drops as low as 0.03%. The
The arctic desert is located toward the earths north pole. The location is above 75 degrees north latitude. The area is about 62,300 square miles. Its composed but over a number of islands which are inhabited by animals and people. The arctic desert is made up by different physical features like mountains glaciers and flat areas.
In the arctic desert the plants are scatters across the rocky ground. The most common plant are the lichens. During the winter months the plants needs to rest under the blanket of snow and be ready as soon as the temperature gets high enough nearly all the arctic plants grow there flower in the late summer. Over the winter plants adapt to grow close to the grown and many of them have small leaves to stop the evaporation. Different plants have different coping strategies moss campion has a deep rout to give less cover robust plants. The arctic willow has different forms found all over the arctic.
Animals in the arctic are adapted to extreme conditions. Animals over the winter have a fur coat that thickens and changes the colors to white to camouflage in the snow to hide from there prey. Some animals hibernate during the winter. These animals often hibernate under ground borrow or pit.
- Arctic Fox-Is a fury animal that lives in the far north. During the winter they have white fur and during the summer they have grey brown fur. Arctic fox are carnivore that hunts alone. It eats birds, Insects, and Fish.
- Arctic Wolves-A wild dog that lives in the arctic. It is a fast running carnivore. it lives in a packs of about 6 wolves. It lives about 10-15 years.
- Polar Bear-Large eating bear, that are well adapted for their life in the frozen arctic environment. They can weigh about 1700 pounds. They can run up to 25 mph. They hunt foxes, seals, and fish
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Hey there, We are Peter and Chris!! We hope you enjoyed our infographic on the Arctic desert. We both like the cold and ice, and we tough that this was one of the coolest biome in the planet. Chris has always tough that the arctic fox is a really cool animal and the way it hunts its really cool. Peter likes the way that polar bears are tough and fast even though they are big.