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Elva and Sarah's Permanent Ice Project
Transcript of Elva and Sarah's Permanent Ice Project
Located in the arctic circle, and in Antarctica
Some high arctic islands
Includes parts of northern Russia, Greenland and northern islands of Canada
Antarctic hair grass
By Elva Lee & Sarah Inomata
Some of the animals in the region like arctic hare, lemming, arctic fox, and so on, change their fur color to a grayish-brown coat for the spring and summer.
Less than 50 cm
Most falls as snow.
There is a 3-4 month snow free period
Summer - (-3°C to 14°C)
Winter - (-30 °C)
Summer - (- 9°C ) to (-30°C)
Winter - (-89°C )
Short and grouped together to resist wind and to protect each other
Can use photosynthesis at low temperatures and low light
Usually reproduce by budding and division
Small leaves to restrain the moisture that leaves the plant
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Less sunlight due to the position on earth
Not much direct sunlight
Long winters - mostly no light
Short summers - 5-6 months
Permafrost - the soil is permanently frozen
Goes down several hundred meters
Sometimes may melt to support plants
Not much rain water
Most animals obtained water from ocean or snow