TUNDRA

How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice.

Where it's located

The tundra is found at the top of the world near the North Pole. The tundra covers a fifth of Earth's surface.

Temperatures

Winters here are long and bitterly cold. The average temperature in the winter is -30 degrees. Temperatures only rise above freezing during the short summer. The average temperature in the summer is 37-54 degrees. Permafrost has to do a lot with why the tundra is so cold. Permafrost is permanently frozen ground. In the summer the permafrost doesn't completely thaw so the ground stays cold. This is why temperatures sometimes don't rise above freezing in the summer or winter.


Animals that live in the Tundra

Precipitation

How much precipitation does the tudra get?

The Tundra does in fact get some precipitation. The Tundra will get approximately 6-10 inches of rain a year. This includes the melted snow in the summer.


Vegetation in the Tundra.

By: Hannah and Brandon!