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Transcript of The Tundra
Created By: Nolan Brown, Guy Avery, and Ken Nguyen
Tundra Wildlife, Location, and Climate
Facts About the Tundra
•The permafrost in the tundra can reach down from 300 to 1,500 feet deep.
•In the summer, the sun is up almost 24 hours a day.
•The average yearly precipitation for the tundra is 15 inches or less.
•The tundra is one of Earth's coldest and harshest biomes.
•So far, global warming is the biggest environmental threat to the tundra because it is melting the permafrost.
•14% of the Earth's carbon is in the tundra's permafrost, so when the permafrost melts because of global warming, there will be more greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere and therefore only causing more global warming.
Credits and Resources
The tundra can be described as an area where levels of subsoil beneath the surface of the earth are permanently frozen. The soil is known as permafrost. The tundra receives very little precipitation. The tundra has two variations; Arctic Tundra and Alpine Tundra. The Arctic Tundra and be found north of the Arctic Circle near the North Pole. Arctic Tundras can be found in Northern Canada, Greenland, Northern Russia, Northern Alaska, and parts of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The Alpine Tundra can be found at high elevations on top of mountains where trees do not grow. Alpine Tundras can be found in the Himalayas, American Cordillera (North and South America), the Alps, the Scandinavian mountains, and the Pyrenees. Animals and plants that live in the tundra have special adaptations that help them survive in the tundra. Some animals that can be found in the tundra are Polar Bears, Caribou, Arctic Foxes, Arctic Hares, Snowy Owls, Musk Oxen, Lemmings, and Rock Ptarmigans. Some plants that live in the tundra are Arctic Moss, Arctic Willow, Bearberries, Caribou Moss, Diamond-Leaf Willow, Labrador Tea, Pasque Flower, and Tufted Saxifrage. The average summer temperature for the tundra is 45 to 50 degrees fahrenheit. The average temperature for the winter is -20 to -30 degrees fahrenheit.