Arctic Tundra

Silvia M

Description

  • Coldest Out of all the Biomes
  • Low amount of precipitation ( Similar to Desert)
  • Found in Regions Below ice Caps (North America-Europe and Siberia)
  • Tundra winters long, Dark, Cold ( Temperature 0 Degrees) For 6 to 10 months
  • Permanently Frozen Soil


Animals

  1. Herbivores
  • Lemming
  • Volves
  • Caribou
  • Arctic Hares
  • Squirrels
  1. Carnivores
  • Arctic Fox
  • Wolves
  • Polar Bears
  1. Birds
  • Ravens
  • Snow bunting
  • loors
  • Falcons
  • Sandpipers
  • Terns
  • Snowbirds
  • Various Gulls
  1. Insects
  • mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • Moths
  • Grasshoppers
  • Blackfly
  • Arctic Bumblebee
  1. Fish
  • Cod
  • Flatfish
  • Salmon
  • Trout



Plants

  • Linchens
  • Mosses
  • small shrubs
  • Growing season is 60 Days


Rainfall Annual

  • 150-250 mm ( Less than most great deserts


Average Temperature

  • Average Year -40 degrees c - 18 degrees c
  • Winter - (-34) Degrees C
  • Summer - 3-12 degrees C


Soil

  • Permafost
  • tundra summers thaw out top layer of soil


Amount of Sunlight

24 Hours " The land of Midnight Summer"


Location in the World ( Lat/Long)

  • Latitude- 71.2 N
  • Longitude- 156 W



Amazing fact

  • The word tundra Comes from finnish dictionary