Tundra

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Tundra

Tundra

By: Jordyn Chapman

Climate: usually very cold and snowy. The tundra is the coldest and driest biome (usually windy).Average annual temperatureis -70 degrees fahrenheit Precipitation: it rains 6-10 inches a year, but most of it is snow.Seasons: The main seasons that occur are summer and winter. Spring and fall come in between, but only in short periods. The sun barely rises during the winter and temperatures can drop to -94 degrees. Summers can reach up to 54 degrees.

Animals adaptations:Polar Bears (maritimus)- sharp teeth helps this animal catch its prey easily.Arctic Fox (alopex)- feet lined with fur to conserve heat. Harlequin Duck (histrionicus)- feathers to stay warm and help them fly.

Located in the Northern hemisphere

the world's youngest biome

Plant adaptations:Arctic moss- when it isn't growing, it stores nutrients to make more leaves for photosynthesis.Bearberry- grows low on ground to help survive harsh cold weather.pasque flower- fine silky hairs that help insulate it.

The greenhouse effect

The Tundra produces a lot of CO2, so global warming is a potential problem in the Tundra. It warms the permafrost which contains a lot of dead plant material which decays and releases even more CO2 into the atmosphere and accelerates the global warming that's already happening.

Fun Fact: The Tundra was formed 10,000 years ago!

The Tundra is important to our ecosystembecause many species of plants and animals live there and can't live anywhere else. They are adapted to live in that environment and if they have to move, most of them might die.


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