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Tundra by Vikram Nadathur

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Vikram Nadathur

on 8 December 2014

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Transcript of Tundra by Vikram Nadathur

Facts about Tundra
The word tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia which means treeless land.
Bearberry- Grows 3.9–11.8 in and has sily hair to protect it fomr the cold weather.
Plants in the Tundra & adaptations

Artic fox- Its white color fur camaflogues with the snow making it harder to spot for predators.
Animals in the Tundra & adaptations
Wood Bison
Eskimo Curlew
Arctic Peregrine Falcon
Rocky Mountain Goat
Collared Pika
Polar bear
Grizzly Bear
Gray whales
Bow Head Whale
Fin whale
Endangered speices
The Tundra's harsh frozen weather comes from, not reciving as much sun light as other places. Due to this there isn't any warmth in the Tundra (-18° F). Another reason is due to it's lack of
. Even though there is a plethora of water located in the tundra its mostly locked up in glaciers. Due to this their is an extremely sparse amount of water in the air. These are some reasons why the Tundra has its harsh frozen climate.
Climate & why it is that way
Food web
Tundra by Vikram Nadathur
The tundra biome is considered a carbon dioxide sink because it stores more carbon dioxide than it gives off.
The tundra biome has about 400 varieties of flowers but only 48 different animals.
The tundra biome covers about 20% of the Earth.
There are two types of tundra - arctic tundra and alpine tundra. The arctic tundra is located within the Arctic Circle while the alpine tundra is the area high in the mountains above trees.
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Snow owls- The owls white fur color helps to blend in with the snow to escape from predators, its curved and sharp claws help it grasp its prey easily.
Caribou- Its thick fur coat keep is well insulated and warm from the harsh artic temperatures, and its split hooves help it balance its weight on the snow making it harder for the Caribou to sink in.
Muskox- the muskox's thick fur coat helps it survive the harsh artic temperatures.
Pasque Flower- Grows 6-8 inches and has sily hair to insulate its body temprature.
Tufted Saxifrage- Grows 3-15 cm high. The leaves are rigid and very hairy and only 5-10 mm long, to protect it from the cold weather.
Diamond leaf willow- Grows a few inches tall and creeps along the ground in a thick carpet; growing in a carpet helps it have extra warmth form the cold weather.
Artic Fox
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Polar Bears
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