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Alaskan Tundra Ecosystem - Abiotic Factors

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Alaskan Tundra Ecosystem - Abiotic Factors

Geography and ElevationThe Geography of Alaska is varied a lot including the tundra which is usually flat, there is also many mountain ranges and many high and low points in Alaska, including Mt. Denali the highest peak in Alaska which sits at 20,320 feet tall.

Alaska's soil is descibed as Tanana earth. The term of Tanana is usually used to describe a soil thatt does not drain well at all and conatins permafrost less tahn 5 feet below the surface.The soil in Alaska is mainly made up from silt, sand, and gravel.

During the most warm months in the Alaskan tundra the average temperature is about 10 degrees celsius, and during some of the colder months the temperature can drop all the way down to -20 degrees celsius.

Temperature Ranges

Alaska is very abundant in there water sources considering that they have over 12,000 rivers in Alaska. In Alaska's constitution it is stated that water is a public resource and it belongs to the people of the state.

Water Resources

Alaskan Tundra Abiotic FactorsBy Noah Woehler

RainfallIn the tundra environment , there is on average about 6 to 10 inches of precipitation. This precipitation comes in mostly the form of snow, in the tundra biome there is very little straight rainfall because of the very cold temperatures.

Soil


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