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Polar Cimate

Fun facts and information about the polar climates.
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Melissa Salvador

on 14 April 2014

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Transcript of Polar Cimate

Polar Climates
Tundra
Northern Alaska, Canada, and Russia
Ice Cap
Greenland Antartica
Permafrost
Polar Climates
The polar climate is the coldest climate region, and includes the ice cap and tundra climates.
Average Temperatures always below freezing
Polar Regions and Changing Climate
http://nsidc.org/greenland-today/
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~slacey/antarctica.htm
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/tundra.htm
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/41625347/ns/us_news-environment/t/permafrost-name-only-thaw-adds-warming/#.UWQspau_dAw
Vegetation
Lichens and a few low plants grow on the rocks.
Permanently frozen tundra soil.
Intense cold makes air dry.
Some polar regions receive less than 10 inches of precipitation each year.
Source: http://www.enviropedia.org.uk/Climate/Polar_Climate.php
Animals
Who lives in the polar climates?
Fun Facts
Where do penguins live?
Penguins do not live in the Arctic! Despite what many people think, penguins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, from the equator to Antarctica.

Why is a Polar Bear considered a marine mammal?
Polar Bears are the only bear species to be considered marine mammals. They are excellent swimmers with streamlined bodies and tiny webs between their forepaws to help propel them through the water.

Which bird has the longest migration?
The arctic tern spends the northern summer in the Arctic and the southern summer in the Antarctic.

What do polar bears eat?
A polar bear's favorite meal is seal.
Source: http://www.polartrec.com/facts
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