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Arctic Tundra

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Arctic Tundra
Arctic Moss- The Arctic Moss needs to have tiny rootlets since the Arctic Moss is an Aquatic Plant ( under water plant).

Arctic Willow- The Arctic Willow adapts to the permafrost by growing a shallow root system; it forms a pesticide to keep insects away; the leaves grow long, fuzzy hairs to adapt to the cold winter.
The Arctic Plants
The Arctic Moss:






The Arctic Willow:
Unique Characteristics
Citations
Muskox- The Muskox has two layers of fur. The layers are short and long. Air is trapped in the short layer of fur and soon will be warmed.

Arctic Fox- The Arctic Fox makes it's home in small burrows. They also follow Polar Bears to feed off the remains of their food that they left behind.
The Arctic Animals
This video below shows Animals that live in the Tundra biome.
Video: "What Lives in the Tundra Biome?" by Rachel Robnett
Music Citations.
Arctic Tundra
The Arctic Tundra's Location:

The Arctic Tundra is located in Northern
Alaska, Canada, and Siberia.
This is the Arctic Tundra. In this biome, it is very cold, and it would be VERY difficult for any human to adapt to this area.
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The Arctic Tundra's annual temperature range in the Winter is -25 degrees C. In the summer, the temperature range is -10 degrees C.
The annual precipitation range is 10 inches per year.
The latitude range is 60-30 degrees.
The seasonal changes in the Arctic Tundra include long, cold winters and short, cool summers. Blizzards, ice storms, and gales are all extreme weather events that occur here.

Interesting Information:
-The Arctic Tundra is the world's youngest biome! It formed over 10,000 years ago.
- The word Tundra means " Tree Less Plain"
- The Tundra is known as the second most deadly environment in the world.
- The Tundra is considered the coldest of all biomes.
Natural Resources
In Russia, it has deposits of nickel, copper, coal, gold, uranium, and diamonds.

In North America, there is Uranium, copper, nickel, iron, natural gases, and oil.
We hope you
learned something
about the Arctic
Tundra!

Thanks for Watching!
Bye!
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